A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Hirara in Japan on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: us6000627k. Id of event: us6000627k. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 124.8945 East, latitude 24.612 North, depth = 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/10/19 / 2019-10-16 18:44:31 / October 16, 2019 @ 6:44 pm. The temblor was detected at 02:44:31 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishigaki, Hirara (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 44 km WSW of Hirara, Japan.
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