A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kainan in Japan on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 04:28:17 / February 15, 2021 @ 4:28 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhqr. Id of event: us6000dhqr. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 04:28:17 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 135.1771 East, latitude 34.153 North, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Ōsaka-shi (c. 2 592 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kobe (c. 1 528 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sakai (c. 782 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Himeji (c. 481 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Nishinomiya-hama (c. 468 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Amagasaki (c. 442 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Owase, Nishiwaki, Shido (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km W of Kainan, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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