A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 12:45:32 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007vwu. Unique identifier: us70007vwu. Exact location, longitude 131.13° East, latitude 30.5218° North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 03:45:32 / February 18, 2020 @ 3:45 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Event epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Kanoya (c. 82 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kanoya, Ibusuki, Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km SSE of Nishinoomote, Japan.
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