Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Hachinohe in Japan


Earthquake location 40.2965S, 142.2601WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan on Thursday. Event id: us7000bdmk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bdmk. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.7 km (38 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:38:31 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 142.2601 East, latitude 40.2965 North, depth = 60.7 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/08/20 / 2020-08-20 00:38:31 / August 20, 2020 @ 12:38 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Misawa, Ichinohe, Miyako (min 5000 pop).

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 thirty-eight 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. 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: 68 km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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