A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes Ryukyu Islands, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Ryukyu Islands, Japan on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 44.49 km (28 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:30:22 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.7981 East, latitude 26.5133 North, depth = 44.49 km. Global time and date of event 22/11/17 / 2017-11-22 20:30:22 / November 22, 2017 @ 8:30 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000bjh0. Unique identifier: us1000bjh0.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Naha-shi. Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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