A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan. Global time and date of event 05/09/20 / 2020-09-05 01:34:36 / September 5, 2020 @ 1:34 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 30.73 km, 141.6232° East, 36.6371° North. Id of earthquake: us7000bi8d. Event ids that are associated: us7000bi8d. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:34:36 / 1:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.73 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitachi, Takahagi, Iwaki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 79 km ESE of Kitaibaraki, Japan.
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