Magnitude 5 Earthquake Hit in Southwestern Ryukyu Island, Japan

- Time: 2024-02-20 at 14:57:29 UTC
             2024-02-20 at 22:57:29 GMT-8
- Location: 23.67° LAT, 123.32° LON
- Magnitude: Mww5.0
- Depth: 19 km
- Provider: USGS, USGS_Quakes


Picture 1: Location of the magnitude 5 earthquake in Southwestern Ryukyu Island, Japan.

The earthquake occurred in an area where we announced INCREASED seismic hazard exposure (yellow alert) in our latest weekly earthquake forecast for the Japan region, on February 19, 2024, available here.


Picture 2: Latest earthquake forecast for the Japan region, posted on January 19, 2024.

There have been no reports of damage, injuries, or casualties as a result of the earthquake so far.

 

* The exact information about the magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other data providers issue their reports.

** The information provided is a product of Quantectum's own system, please tag Quantectum when sharing it. For more detailed information, contact us by email.

 

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