A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Ishigaki in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.44 km (27 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/12/19 / 2019-12-02 22:54:22 / December 2, 2019 @ 10:54 pm. Exact location of event, depth 43.44 km, 123.6293° East, 24.3072° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006q8m. Id of event: us60006q8m. The temblor was detected at 06:54:22 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (33 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishigaki (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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 53 km W of Ishigaki, Japan.
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