A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Hotaka in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.97 km (1 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/05/20 / 2020-05-13 01:28:32 / May 13, 2020 @ 1:28 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 10:28:32 / 10:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009f48. Id of event: us70009f48. Exact location of event, longitude 137.666 East, latitude 36.232 North, depth = 1.97 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tsubata, Tsurugi-asahimachi, Iiyama (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ueda (c. 126 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Iida (c. 107 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Saku (c. 68 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days six 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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