A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Koseda in Japan on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dedd. Id of event: us7000dedd. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 131.1664 East, latitude 30.1611 North, depth = 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/21 / 2021-02-28 16:12:05 / February 28, 2021 @ 4:12 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:12:05 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 55 km ESE of Koseda, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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