A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Takahagi in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 87.01 km, 140.7522° East, 36.6347° North. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:05:42 / 1:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000cakl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cakl. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/10/20 / 2020-10-15 01:05:42 / October 15, 2020 @ 1:05 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 87.01 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Oyama, Ushiku, Miharu. Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 9 km SSE of Takahagi, Japan.
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