A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Shizunai in Japan on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/04/20 / 2020-04-12 13:11:52 / April 12, 2020 @ 1:11 pm. Exact location of event, depth 52.59 km, 141.956° East, 41.7433° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 52.59 km (33 miles). The temblor was reported at 22:11:52 / 10:11 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008uuw. Unique identifier: us70008uuw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mutsu, Shizunai-furukawachō. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 73 km SSW of Shizunai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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