A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan. The temblor was detected at 03:16:17 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 40.65 km, 142.791° East, 38.8707° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.65 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/08/16 / 2016-08-14 17:16:17 / August 14, 2016 @ 5:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006dsg. Event ids that are associated: us10006dsg.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōfunato, Ōtsuchi, Kamaishi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 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 five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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