A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 268 km SSE of Katsuura, Japan (167 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2lg. Unique identifier: us6000d2lg. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.5118 East, latitude 32.9354 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 16:35:42 / 4:35 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 16:35:42 / December 24, 2020 @ 4:35 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 268 km SSE of Katsuura, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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