A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Mutsu in Japan on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61.25 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cpel. Id of event: us7000cpel. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:40:25 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.1379° East, 41.5226° North, depth 61.25 km. Global time and date of event 09/12/20 / 2020-12-09 07:40:25 / December 9, 2020 @ 7:40 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō, Mutsu.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 81 km ENE of Mutsu, Japan.
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