A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Ozu in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 37.48 km, 132.3892° East, 33.3878° North. The temblor was detected at 17:53:35 / 5:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/07/15 / 2015-07-24 08:53:35 / July 24, 2015 @ 8:53 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002zsq. Id of event: us20002zsq. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.48 km (23 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kure, Saijō, Ōtake. Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Matsuyama (c. 443 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kure (c. 196 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Iwakuni (c. 104 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Tokuyama (c. 101 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Tsurusaki (c. 77 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 19 km SW of Ozu, Japan.
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