A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Nago in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 127.3294° East, 27.0278° North, depth 95.07 km. Unique identifier: us2000a9yh. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9yh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.07 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 17:00:05 / August 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm. The temblor was picked up at 01:00:05 / 1:00 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru (c. 34 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Chatan (c. 27 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naha-shi, Ginowan, Katsuren-haebaru. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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