A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.0463 East, latitude 37.5874 North, depth = 19.75 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.75 km (12 miles). 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: 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 19:58:17 / February 26, 2016 @ 7:58 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004t0h. Unique identifier: us10004t0h. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:58:17 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Namie. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 93 km E of Namie, Japan.
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