A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Tsuruoka in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/07/19 / 2019-07-11 07:04:26 / July 11, 2019 @ 7:04 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:04:26 / 4:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 139.3996° East, 38.5935° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70004hr5. Ids that are associated to the event: us70004hr5.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yamagata-shi, Niitsu-honchō, Kaminoyama (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Niigata-shi (c. 505 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Sakata (c. 100 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Tsuruoka (c. 99 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Shibata (c. 80 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Niitsu-honchō (c. 65 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days five 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km WSW of Tsuruoka, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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