A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 22:08:21 / 10:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 140.5807° East, latitude 36.8894° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000bh34. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bh34. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 29/08/20 / 2020-08-29 22:08:21 / August 29, 2020 @ 10:08 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tochigi, Yūki, Tsukuba (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 18 km NW of Kitaibaraki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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