A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Misawa in Japan on Wednesday. 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 55.87 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/05/16 / 2016-05-25 05:22:47 / May 25, 2016 @ 5:22 am. The temblor was reported at 14:22:47 / 2:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.1672° East, 41.0825° North, depth 55.87 km. Event id: us20005xqm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005xqm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hachinohe, Mutsu, Misawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-two 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 81 km ENE of Misawa, Japan.
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