A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Yotsukaidō in Japan on Thursday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:04:24 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 22:04:24 / January 21, 2021 @ 10:04 pm. Id of earthquake: us7000d28g. Event ids that are associated: us7000d28g. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.2009 East, latitude 35.6472 North, depth = 68.37 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.37 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 46 km (29 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ninomiya, Hadano, Mibu (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 3 km E of Yotsukaidō, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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