Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Shimoda in Japan


Earthquake location 33.1077S, 139.3208WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 177 km S of Shimoda, Japan (110 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 171.53 km (107 miles). The temblor was detected at 02:09:42 / 2:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bnyk. Unique identifier: us7000bnyk. Exact location, longitude 139.3208° East, latitude 33.1077° North, depth = 171.53 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/09/20 / 2020-09-11 02:09:42 / September 11, 2020 @ 2:09 am.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 177 km S of Shimoda, Japan.

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