A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Miyako in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 53.61 km, 142.0943° East, 39.6854° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:45:27 / 2:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.61 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bn27. Id of event: us7000bn27. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/09/20 / 2020-09-09 02:45:27 / September 9, 2020 @ 2:45 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ichinohe, Hanamaki, Morioka-shi (min 5000 pop). Close 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km ENE of Miyako, Japan.
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