A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Takayama in Japan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:24:37 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000504d. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000504d. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 272.76 km (169 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 136.9267 East, latitude 36.1372 North, depth = 272.76 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 12:24:37 / February 14, 2016 @ 12:24 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kōnan, Nakatsugawa, Toyoshina (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Kanazawa-shi (c. 458 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Gifu-shi (c. 397 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Fukui-shi (c. 248 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kakamigahara (c. 132 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 29 km W of Takayama, Japan.
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