A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Gujo in Japan on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 20/12/17 / 2017-12-20 14:34:21 / December 20, 2017 @ 2:34 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 23:34:21 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter). 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 293.88 km (183 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 137.0179° East, 35.6318° North, depth 293.88 km. Id of earthquake: us1000btp3. Event ids that are associated: us1000btp3.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishiki, Shinshiro, Suzuka (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Nagoya-shi (c. 2 191 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Gifu-shi (c. 397 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Toyota (c. 362 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kasugai (c. 298 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Yokkaichi (c. 295 800 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 12 km SSE of Gujo, Japan.
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