A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 106 km E of Iwaki, Japan (66 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.75 km (22 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 earthquake, longitude 142.0682 East, latitude 36.9226 North, depth = 35.75 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/07/20 / 2020-07-11 07:34:12 / July 11, 2020 @ 7:34 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:34:12 / 7:34 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aqbg. Id of event: us7000aqbg.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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