A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Takahagi in Japan. Id of earthquake: us6000d2ny. Event ids that are associated: us6000d2ny. 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 58.74 km (36 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 141.0216 East, latitude 36.5911 North, depth = 58.74 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:40:07 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 19:40:07 / December 24, 2020 @ 7:40 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naka, Hasaki, Ami (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 30 km ESE of Takahagi, Japan.
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