A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude 142.5653 East, latitude 38.9364 North, depth = 23.77 km. The temblor was reported at 01:37:32 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.77 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/16 / 2016-02-27 15:37:32 / February 27, 2016 @ 3:37 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004t5i. Unique identifier: us10004t5i. 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 Tōno, Miyako, Yamada. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 69 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan.
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