A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Yonakuni in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.89 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 123.4189° East, latitude 24.4109° North, depth = 18.89 km. Id of earthquake: us6000dcnz. Event ids that are associated: us6000dcnz. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 21:02:53 / January 20, 2021 @ 9:02 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:02:53 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Ishigaki (c. 44 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishigaki. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km E of Yonakuni, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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