A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Ishikawa in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 09:36:11 / January 16, 2020 @ 9:36 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:36:11 / 6:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us700070u5. Ids that are associated to the event: us700070u5. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 127.6927 East, latitude 26.5308 North, depth = 5 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Naha-shi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km NW of Ishikawa, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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