A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 196 km S of Shimoda, Japan (122 miles). Global time and date of event 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 23:20:06 / December 18, 2020 @ 11:20 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 205.41 km (128 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:20:06 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000d1x8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d1x8. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.0877 East, latitude 32.9132 North, depth = 205.41 km.
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 one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 196 km S of Shimoda, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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