A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Miyako in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 19:34:34 / January 21, 2020 @ 7:34 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 69.78 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.6886 East, latitude 39.8713 North, depth = 69.78 km. The temblor was detected at 04:34:34 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us60007lgf. Unique identifier: us60007lgf.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Misawa, Ōfunato, Hanawa.
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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 34 km NW of Miyako, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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