A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Shimoda in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.2565 East, latitude 34.4047 North, depth = 26.44 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/12/20 / 2020-12-31 16:53:37 / December 31, 2020 @ 4:53 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 16:53:37 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.44 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000d4kf. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4kf.
The epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Hiratsuka (c. 259 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Fuji (c. 240 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Numazu (c. 204 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Odawara (c. 203 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Yaizu (c. 121 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mishima (c. 113 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zushi, Hiratsuka, Shizuoka-shi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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