A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Hasaki in Japan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bhqq. Unique identifier: us6000bhqq. Exact location of event, depth 22.12 km, 141.3736° East, 35.4288° North. The temblor was picked up at 08:10:25 / 8:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 08:10:25 / August 15, 2020 @ 8:10 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.12 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tōgane (c. 66 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kashima-shi (c. 65 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Sawara (c. 47 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Asahi (c. 41 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hasaki (c. 39 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Katori-shi, Sawara, Itako (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 59 km SE of Hasaki, Japan.
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