A earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 17:23:19 / December 20, 2020 @ 5:23 pm. Event id: us7000csqe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000csqe. The temblor was picked up at 17:23:19 / 5:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 142.5396° East, latitude 40.8356° North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mutsu, Misawa, Hachinohe (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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