A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Ishigaki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 79.09 km (49 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bhvx. Id of event: us7000bhvx. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:20:43 / 2:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 124.2383 East, latitude 24.5274 North, depth = 79.09 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/09/20 / 2020-09-04 14:20:43 / September 4, 2020 @ 2:20 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishigaki (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (14 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km NNE of Ishigaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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