A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.12 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005vjk. Id of event: us70005vjk. Exact location of event, longitude 143.2847 East, latitude 42.0088 North, depth = 30.12 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/10/19 / 2019-10-11 13:21:51 / October 11, 2019 @ 1:21 pm. The temblor was detected at 22:21:51 / 10:21 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizunai-furukawachō. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 83 km ESE of Shizunai, Japan.
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