A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.7 km (11 miles). Exact location of event, depth 17.7 km, 129.3678° East, 31.2344° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004gtj. Id of event: us20004gtj. The temblor was detected at 07:04:02 / 7:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/12/15 / 2015-12-12 22:04:02 / December 12, 2015 @ 10:04 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaseda-shirakame, Makurazaki (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kaseda-shirakame (c. 23 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 90 km W of Makurazaki, Japan.
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