A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Hitachi in Japan. Event id: us7000bpd9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bpd9. Exact location of earthquake, 140.8005° East, 36.4658° North, depth 62.41 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 02:38:00 / September 12, 2020 @ 2:38 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 02:38:00 / 2:38 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 62.41 km (39 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moriya, Iwai, Oyama (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km SE of Hitachi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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