A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 88.25 km (55 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:03:11 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000crz4. Unique identifier: us7000crz4. Exact location of earthquake, 141.1704° East, 36.8693° North, depth 88.25 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/20 / 2020-12-17 23:03:11 / December 17, 2020 @ 11:03 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mito-shi, Miharu, Sukagawa.
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 seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 32 km SE of Iwaki, Japan.
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