A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Daigo in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 31.77 km, 140.5065° East, 36.8107° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.77 km (20 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/12/19 / 2019-12-04 01:38:56 / December 4, 2019 @ 1:38 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:38:56 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60006lu8. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006lu8.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fukushima-shi, Kurihashi, Sawara. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 14 km ENE of Daigo, Japan.
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