A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Toba in Japan on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 341.41 km (212 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/18 / 2018-12-21 01:20:56 / December 21, 2018 @ 1:20 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000j1zv. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j1zv. The temblor was detected at 10:20:56 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 137.1899° East, latitude 34.3409° North, depth = 341.41 km.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Toyota (c. 362 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Yokkaichi (c. 295 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Suzuka (c. 191 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kakegawa, Kameyama, Mori (min 5000 pop).
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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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