A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Haebaru in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 128.4121 East, latitude 26.1399 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006xmz. Unique identifier: us70006xmz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:26:23 / 11:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/12/19 / 2019-12-27 02:26:23 / December 27, 2019 @ 2:26 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 73 km (46 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itoman, Naha-shi, Tomigusuku (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.
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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. 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: 58 km ESE of Haebaru, Japan.
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