A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Yuzawa in Japan on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 21:40:27 / May 14, 2020 @ 9:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65.46 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 140.4964° East, 39.0426° North, depth 65.46 km. The temblor was detected at 06:40:27 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009gbb. Unique identifier: us70009gbb.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tōno, Shiogama, Sendai (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Sakata (c. 100 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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