A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 128.7105° East, 25.9935° North, depth 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:00:40 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 05:00:40 / December 21, 2020 @ 5:00 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d5f1. Id of event: us6000d5f1.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru (c. 34 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Katsuren-haebaru (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 91 km ESE of Katsuren-haebaru, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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