A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:32:24 / 7:32 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.32 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 10:32:24 / January 29, 2020 @ 10:32 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 140.9488 East, latitude 35.6069 North, depth = 49.32 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007kw3. Id of event: us70007kw3.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Katsuta, Mito-shi, Moriya (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days sixty-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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km SE of Hasaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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