A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Yonezawa in Japan. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:02:29 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 135.79 km (84 miles). Exact location of event, depth 135.79 km, 140.0586° East, 37.7971° North. Global time and date of event 07/10/19 / 2019-10-07 17:02:29 / October 7, 2019 @ 5:02 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005up3. Id of event: us70005up3.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Niigata-shi (c. 505 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Obanazawa, Kuroiso, Niigata-shi (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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 14 km SSW of Yonezawa, Japan.
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