A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Haebaru in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.59 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:53:14 / 10:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 128.2942° East, 25.9308° North, depth 12.59 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004b6h. Id of event: us10004b6h. 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: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 13:53:14 / January 4, 2016 @ 1:53 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nago, Ishikawa, Naha-shi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop).
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. 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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 61 km SE of Haebaru, Japan.
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