A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 66.04 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009gyu. Id of event: us70009gyu. Exact location, longitude 142.0607° East, latitude 40.2638° North, depth = 66.04 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:48:36 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/20 / 2020-05-15 16:48:36 / May 15, 2020 @ 4:48 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yamada, Misawa, Miyako (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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