A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Makurazaki in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 14:48:25 / 2:48 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10005fp8. Event ids that are associated: us10005fp8. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.78 km (30 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/05/16 / 2016-05-07 05:48:25 / May 7, 2016 @ 5:48 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 129.5823 East, latitude 30.8923 North, depth = 48.78 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kaseda-shirakame, Makurazaki. Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Makurazaki (c. 25 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Kaseda-shirakame (c. 23 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 81 km WSW of Makurazaki, Japan.
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