A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Toba in Japan on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/12/17 / 2017-12-08 23:15:20 / December 8, 2017 @ 11:15 pm. The temblor was picked up at 08:15:20 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 344.46 km (214 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 137.2919 East, latitude 33.9784 North, depth = 344.46 km. Unique identifier: us2000c4gc. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000c4gc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hamamatsu, Toyohashi, Toyohama (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ise (c. 97 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kosai-shi (c. 43 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tahara (c. 38 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Toba (c. 23 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 69 km SE of Toba, Japan.
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