A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Tanabe in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:02:45 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000arxs. Unique identifier: us2000arxs. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.06 km (30 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 135.4543 East, latitude 33.915 North, depth = 48.06 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 16:02:45 / September 20, 2017 @ 4:02 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Ōsaka-shi (c. 2 592 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kobe (c. 1 528 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sakai (c. 782 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nishinomiya-hama (c. 468 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Amagasaki (c. 442 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Minato (c. 375 300 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishii, Suita, Kadoma.
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 one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km NNE of Tanabe, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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