A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Shizunai in Japan. Event id: us70005w6d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005w6d. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/19 / 2019-10-20 04:42:52 / October 20, 2019 @ 4:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:42:52 / 1:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 63.84 km, 142.3823° East, 41.927° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.84 km (40 miles).
The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
Questions or comments?
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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 45 km S of Shizunai, Japan.
Copyright © 2019 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.