A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Haebaru in Japan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 128.5125 East, latitude 25.8494 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us600052tb. Event ids that are associated: us600052tb. Global time and date of event 01/08/19 / 2019-08-01 08:39:23 / August 1, 2019 @ 8:39 am UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:39:23 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naha-shi, Tomigusuku, Chatan. Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 83 km SE of Haebaru, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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