A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Naha-shi in Japan on Tuesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:20:33 / 8:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/10/17 / 2017-10-31 00:20:33 / October 31, 2017 @ 12:20 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 126.9855 East, latitude 26.6233 North, depth = 106.04 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106.04 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000bkxu. Event ids that are associated: us2000bkxu.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Katsuren-haebaru, Gushikawa, Itoman (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 82 km WNW of Naha-shi, Japan.
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