A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 141.441° East, 40.4237° North, depth 79.16 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/08/16 / 2016-08-16 15:24:09 / August 16, 2016 @ 3:24 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 79.16 km (49 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:24:09 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006e4s. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006e4s.
Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Goshogawara (c. 49 100 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Goshogawara, Takanosu, Shizukuishi (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km SSW of Hachinohe, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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