A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Koseda in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.85 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000dgw1. Event ids that are associated: us6000dgw1. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/21 / 2021-02-12 04:52:26 / February 12, 2021 @ 4:52 am. Exact location of event, depth 37.85 km, 131.1241° East, 30.0497° North. The temblor was reported at 04:52:26 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter). 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 59 km SE of Koseda, Japan.
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