A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007c0t. Unique identifier: us60007c0t. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 10:17:55 / January 21, 2020 @ 10:17 am. The temblor was reported at 19:17:55 / 7:17 pm (local time epicenter). 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 50.37 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 140.692° East, 36.5366° North, depth 50.37 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Abiko, Koga, Yōkaichiba (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-five 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km SSE of Hitachi, Japan.
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