A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 51.44 km, 142.2827° East, 40.7646° North. Global time and date of event 24/12/15 / 2015-12-24 23:57:15 / December 24, 2015 @ 11:57 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.44 km (32 miles). Event id: us100049e4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100049e4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:57:15 / 8:57 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Misawa, Hachinohe (min 5000 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 four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-one 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 72 km ENE of Hachinohe, Japan.
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