A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Koshima in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000di2g. Unique identifier: us6000di2g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:58:59 / 12:58 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/21 / 2021-02-09 12:58:59 / February 9, 2021 @ 12:58 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.5 km (23 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 131.0762 East, latitude 30.0271 North, depth = 36.5 km.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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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. 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: 56 km ESE of Koshima, Japan.
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