A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Nichinan in Japan on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 51.73 km (32 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/12/19 / 2019-12-22 04:44:39 / December 22, 2019 @ 4:44 am. The temblor was reported at 13:44:39 / 1:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 131.7912° East, latitude 31.5627° North, depth = 51.73 km. Unique identifier: us70006x1v. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006x1v.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Miyazaki-shi (c. 311 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Miyakonojō (c. 131 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Nichinan (c. 44 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kobayashi (c. 39 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Tsuma (c. 34 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Takanabe (c. 22 500 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kanoya, Kobayashi, Sueyoshichō-ninokata.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 40 km E of Nichinan, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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