A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Hirara in Japan on Monday. The temblor was reported at 00:29:43 / 12:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004tdz. Event ids that are associated: us10004tdz. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 16:29:43 / February 28, 2016 @ 4:29 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88.69 km (55 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 124.8492 East, latitude 25.2531 North, depth = 88.69 km.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hirara (min 5000 pop).
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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km NW of Hirara, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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