A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 122.6409° East, 24.7088° North, depth 102.37 km. Id of earthquake: us2000jnzq. Event ids that are associated: us2000jnzq. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/19 / 2019-02-15 14:44:30 / February 15, 2019 @ 2:44 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 102.37 km (64 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:44:30 / 10:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Yilan (c. 94 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yilan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Taiwan (c. 22 894 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 45 km NW of Yonakuni, Japan.
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