A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Ishigaki in Japan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:30:18 / 11:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 124.3793 East, latitude 24.9433 North, depth = 82.65 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/09/20 / 2020-09-14 11:30:18 / September 14, 2020 @ 11:30 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 82.65 km (51 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bmzu. Id of event: us7000bmzu.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hirara, Ishigaki (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop).
Every 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 70 km NNE of Ishigaki, Japan.
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