A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Tono in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g2g. Id of event: us10004g2g. The temblor was reported at 09:25:42 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 71.66 km, 141.5953° East, 39.2349° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 00:25:42 / January 16, 2016 @ 12:25 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 71.66 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yokotemachi, Kogota, Wakuya. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 10 km SSE of Tono, Japan.
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