A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Hotaka in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us20004wta. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004wta. Exact location of event, longitude 137.7025 East, latitude 36.3926 North, depth = 10 km. 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: 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 12:28:42 / February 3, 2016 @ 12:28 pm. The temblor was reported at 21:28:42 / 9:28 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tsubata, Arai, Himi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ueda (c. 126 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Saku (c. 68 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km WNW of Hotaka, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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