A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 142.6109° East, 41.999° North, depth 61.95 km. Event id: us7000cnb3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cnb3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/20 / 2020-12-05 04:57:44 / December 5, 2020 @ 4:57 am. The temblor was picked up at 04:57:44 / 4:57 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.95 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 42 km SSE of Shizunai-furukawachō, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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