A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Yamada in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/09/20 / 2020-09-03 03:04:50 / September 3, 2020 @ 3:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.3514 East, latitude 39.3962 North, depth = 35 km. Unique identifier: us7000bk8i. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bk8i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 03:04:50 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tōno, Ōfunato, Miyako (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km ESE of Yamada, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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