A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Takahagi in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 34.65 km, 141.1678° East, 36.6057° North. Event id: us6000bb1p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bb1p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:37:00 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.65 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 08:37:00 / August 8, 2020 @ 8:37 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishioka, Itako, Karasuyama (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 56 km (34 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kashima-shi (c. 65 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 ten and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km ESE of Takahagi, Japan.
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