A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Ishigaki in Japan on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 123.7512° East, latitude 23.7663° North, depth = 30.9 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.9 km (19 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:16:16 / 1:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/18 / 2018-12-20 05:16:16 / December 20, 2018 @ 5:16 am. Unique identifier: us2000iv8y. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000iv8y.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishigaki (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 76 km SSW of Ishigaki, Japan.
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