A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Funehiki in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 90.22 km (56 miles). Event id: us20005c21. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005c21. Exact location of event, longitude 140.631 East, latitude 37.5763 North, depth = 90.22 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/16 / 2016-03-20 23:03:06 / March 20, 2016 @ 11:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:03:06 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Yonezawa (c. 94 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Matsushima, Takahagi, Ōtawara (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km NNE of Funehiki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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