A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Nikko in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60006lxf. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006lxf. Global time and date of event 04/12/19 / 2019-12-04 10:35:06 / December 4, 2019 @ 10:35 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:35:06 / 7:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 139.6848 East, latitude 36.8296 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Maebashi-shi (c. 282 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Takasaki (c. 240 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Ageoshimo (c. 219 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kasukabe (c. 206 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Motomiya, Ōarai, Iwatsuki.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 10 km NE of Nikko, Japan.
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