A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Tochio in Japan on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 143.73 km (89 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:04:43 / 4:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 139.2603° East, latitude 37.253° North, depth = 143.73 km. Id of earthquake: us2000c4qv. Event ids that are associated: us2000c4qv. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/17 / 2017-12-15 07:04:43 / December 15, 2017 @ 7:04 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Utsunomiya-shi, Jōetsu, Ōmamachō-ōmama. Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Niigata-shi (c. 505 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Jōetsu (c. 204 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Nagaoka (c. 195 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kanuma (c. 94 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kashiwazaki (c. 86 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km SE of Tochio, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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