A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Miyako in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 47.33 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/12/20 / 2020-12-25 21:32:37 / December 25, 2020 @ 9:32 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 141.6952° East, 39.8979° North, depth 47.33 km. The temblor was reported at 21:32:37 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d31c. Id of event: us6000d31c.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōfunato, Misawa, Kitakami (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km NW of Miyako, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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