A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. The temblor was reported at 07:54:45 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 23:54:45 / December 27, 2018 @ 11:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 123.5455 East, latitude 24.7684 North, depth = 99.18 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 99.18 km (62 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000iyg6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000iyg6.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishigaki (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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