A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Koshima in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 21.47 km, 131.1292° East, 29.9807° North. The temblor was reported at 15:57:56 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 15:57:56 / February 16, 2021 @ 3:57 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000di3u. Unique identifier: us6000di3u. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.47 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nishinoomote. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 63 km ESE of Koshima, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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