A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 48.5 km, 141.8803° East, 40.2686° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:23:44 / 12:23 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fm4. Id of event: us10004fm4. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 15:23:44 / January 19, 2016 @ 3:23 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.5 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hanawa, Yamada, Morioka-shi. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hanawa (c. 36 900 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 41 km SE of Hachinohe, Japan.
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