A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Oyama in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 15:25:39 / April 14, 2016 @ 3:25 pm. Exact location of event, depth 262.98 km, 138.3282° East, 34.1433° North. Event id: us20005i1q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i1q. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 262.98 km (163 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:25:39 / 12:25 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizuoka-shi, Hamakita, Mori (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Fujieda (c. 132 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Yaizu (c. 121 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Iwata (c. 88 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hamakita (c. 86 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kakegawa (c. 84 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 51 km SSE of Oyama, Japan.
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