A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Yuzawa in Japan on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude 140.6573° East, latitude 39.1777° North, depth = 140.28 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 140.28 km (87 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006e0d. Event ids that are associated: us10006e0d. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:12:26 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/08/16 / 2016-08-15 21:12:26 / August 15, 2016 @ 9:12 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Sakata (c. 100 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tsuruoka (c. 99 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōfunato, Tomiya, Tsuruoka (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 13 km E of Yuzawa, Japan.
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