A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Oarai in Japan on Monday. Unique identifier: us10005jbd. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005jbd. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44.99 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/05/16 / 2016-05-23 14:17:15 / May 23, 2016 @ 2:17 pm. The temblor was reported at 23:17:15 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.0676 East, latitude 36.3763 North, depth = 44.99 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ryūgasaki, Ushiku, Narita (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 42 km E of Oarai, Japan.
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