A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Shimoda in Japan on Friday. Unique identifier: us7000cs2s. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cs2s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 139.3421 East, latitude 34.4345 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 09:09:56 / December 18, 2020 @ 9:09 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 09:09:56 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (61 miles) from Yokosuka (c. 429 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Fujisawa (c. 394 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Hiratsuka (c. 259 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Fuji (c. 240 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Chigasaki (c. 231 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Numazu (c. 204 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Odawara (c. 203 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fujisawa, Fuji, Kawaguchi (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 45 km SE of Shimoda, Japan.
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