A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Ishigaki in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/03/20 / 2020-03-31 19:47:53 / March 31, 2020 @ 7:47 pm. Exact location of event, depth 46.86 km, 124.0066° East, 24.0988° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008mta. Unique identifier: us70008mta. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:47:53 / 3:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.86 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishigaki. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 31 km SSW of Ishigaki, Japan.
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