A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes Ryukyu Islands, Japan (0 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cpi7. Id of event: us7000cpi7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 130.6048 East, latitude 29.2771 North, depth = 27.27 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/20 / 2020-12-05 23:21:48 / December 5, 2020 @ 11:21 pm. The temblor was detected at 23:21:48 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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