A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Nago in Japan on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 12:59:31 / February 12, 2016 @ 12:59 pm. The temblor was reported at 21:59:31 / 9:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20004zq1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004zq1. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 90.82 km (56 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 127.5359 East, latitude 27.084 North, depth = 90.82 km.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru (c. 34 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chatan (c. 27 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ishikawa (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ginowan, Katsuren-haebaru, Chatan.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 70 km NW of Nago, Japan.
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