A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Oarai 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 35.43 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/16 / 2016-09-06 22:12:00 / September 6, 2016 @ 10:12 pm. Id of earthquake: us10006mjc. Event ids that are associated: us10006mjc. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.5637 East, latitude 36.2928 North, depth = 35.43 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:12:00 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitachi-Naka, Katsuta, Funaishikawa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kashima-shi (c. 65 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hasaki (c. 39 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 86 km E of Oarai, Japan.
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