A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Yuzawa in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000asgt. Unique identifier: us7000asgt. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:36:39 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.45 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 140.7647 East, latitude 39.1515 North, depth = 44.45 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/07/20 / 2020-07-14 03:36:39 / July 14, 2020 @ 3:36 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rifu, Matsushima, Yamoto (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Sakata (c. 100 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days three 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.
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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. 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: 22 km E of Yuzawa, Japan.
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