A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Miyako in Japan on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.058 East, latitude 39.7237 North, depth = 66.14 km. Global time and date of event 08/04/20 / 2020-04-08 10:44:49 / April 8, 2020 @ 10:44 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:44:49 / 7:44 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70008wvg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008wvg. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 66.14 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizukuishi, Hanamaki, Ichinohe (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km NE of Miyako, Japan.
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