A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Ishigaki in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 124.2201 East, latitude 24.2047 North, depth = 14.96 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/04/20 / 2020-04-01 09:11:46 / April 1, 2020 @ 9:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008qhg. Unique identifier: us70008qhg. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.96 km (9 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:11:46 / 5:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishigaki. Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (10 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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