A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Tsurusaki in Japan. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:28:44 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60008c4z. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008c4z. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57.77 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 131.9778° East, 33.3121° North, depth 57.77 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 19:28:44 / March 8, 2020 @ 7:28 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Matsuyama (c. 443 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ube (c. 173 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hōfu (c. 116 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Iwakuni (c. 104 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ogōri-shimogō, Ōtake, Iwakuni (min 5000 pop).
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. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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