A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Yamada in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/16 / 2016-03-17 18:59:22 / March 17, 2016 @ 6:59 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ajv. Id of event: us20005ajv. Exact location of event, depth 47.25 km, 142.2475° East, 39.4356° North. The temblor was reported at 03:59:22 / 3:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.25 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitakami, Morioka-shi, Hanamaki.
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-seven 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 25 km E of Yamada, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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