A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Hirara in Japan. Exact location, longitude 125.1086° East, latitude 24.1963° North, depth = 27.24 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 16:28:03 / May 19, 2020 @ 4:28 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a020. Id of event: us6000a020. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:28:03 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.24 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishigaki, Hirara (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 69 km SSW of Hirara, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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