A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Miyazu in Japan on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000411s. Id of event: us2000411s. The temblor was picked up at 15:49:10 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/15 / 2015-10-31 06:49:10 / October 31, 2015 @ 6:49 am. Exact location of event, depth 363.58 km, 135.4306° East, 35.7968° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 363.58 km (226 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ono, Ōtsu-shi, Hikone (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Kyoto (c. 1 459 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ōtsu-shi (c. 298 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Fukui-shi (c. 248 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hikone (c. 110 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kameoka (c. 97 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Maizuru (c. 92 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kamigyō-ku (c. 83 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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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. 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: 36 km NE of Miyazu, Japan.
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