A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Haebaru in Japan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 13:02:04 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.6663 East, latitude 26.0896 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/04/20 / 2020-04-19 04:02:04 / April 19, 2020 @ 4:02 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us60009bhp. Unique identifier: us60009bhp.
Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru (c. 34 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Chatan (c. 27 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chatan, Ginowan, Ishikawa. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 83 km ESE of Haebaru, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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