A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Oarai in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.1929 East, latitude 36.3668 North, depth = 33.02 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.02 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/05/20 / 2020-05-04 13:34:32 / May 4, 2020 @ 1:34 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:34:32 / 10:34 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us700099sl. Event ids that are associated: us700099sl.
The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kashima-shi (c. 65 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naka, Makabe, Mashiko (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 53 km E of Oarai, Japan.
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