A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Shimoda in Japan on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cs4j. Unique identifier: us7000cs4j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:36:33 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 11:36:33 / December 18, 2020 @ 11:36 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.2972 East, latitude 34.4344 North, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōyama, Yokosuka, Kamakura (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Yokosuka (c. 429 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Hiratsuka (c. 259 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Fuji (c. 240 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Chigasaki (c. 231 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Numazu (c. 204 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Odawara (c. 203 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Kamakura (c. 166 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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: 42 km SE of Shimoda, Japan.
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