A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 98 kilometers (61 miles) from Toba in Japan. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:42:47 / 4:42 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 07:42:47 / May 23, 2020 @ 7:42 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 352.94 km (219 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70009p16. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009p16. Exact location of earthquake, 137.1828° East, 33.6354° North, depth 352.94 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Toba (c. 23 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toba (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 98 km SSE of Toba, Japan.
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