A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Ishigaki in Japan. 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 35.14 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/10/20 / 2020-10-22 07:14:17 / October 22, 2020 @ 7:14 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cb7p. Id of event: us6000cb7p. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:14:17 / 7:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 123.5525° East, 23.9724° North, depth 35.14 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishigaki.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 74 km SW of Ishigaki, Japan.
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