A earthquake magnitude 6.8 (mg/mb) was reported Tuesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Miyako in Japan. The temblor was reported at 09:06:26 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time of event 2015-02-16 11:06:26 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 142.8129 East, latitude 39.8478 North, depth 10 km.
Close countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 133 km (83 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 128 km (79 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 125 km (77 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ichinohe, Hachinohe, Ōfunato.
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