A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Tarumizu in Japan on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/19 / 2019-12-08 15:03:56 / December 8, 2019 @ 3:03 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:03:56 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60006ra8. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006ra8. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 126.25 km (78 miles). Exact location, longitude 130.6856° East, latitude 31.3694° North, depth = 126.25 km.
Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Kagoshima-shi (c. 555 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Satsumasendai (c. 73 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Kokubu-matsuki (c. 57 900 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miyazaki-shi, Akune, Izumi (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 12 km S of Tarumizu, Japan.
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