A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Nagano-shi in Japan on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/05/16 / 2016-05-15 02:23:22 / May 15, 2016 @ 2:23 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 138.1005 East, latitude 36.7957 North, depth = 205.13 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 205.13 km (127 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005hhr. Id of event: us10005hhr. The temblor was detected at 11:23:22 / 11:23 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Jōetsu (c. 204 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ueda (c. 126 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kashiwazaki (c. 86 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nishishinminato, Kanekomachi, Tatsuno (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 17 km NNW of Nagano-shi, Japan.
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