A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Tsukumi in Japan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.13 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/12/17 / 2017-12-04 07:54:14 / December 4, 2017 @ 7:54 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 16:54:14 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000bkuf. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bkuf. Exact location of event, longitude 132.1708 East, latitude 33.1217 North, depth = 23.13 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Matsuyama (c. 443 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tsurusaki (c. 77 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Uwajima (c. 59 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Matsuyama, Tsukawaki, Hikari.
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 29 km E of Tsukumi, Japan.
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