A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Yamada in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:46:49 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 43.34 km (27 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.489° East, 39.27° North, depth 43.34 km. Id of earthquake: us10006qy2. Event ids that are associated: us10006qy2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/09/16 / 2016-09-19 23:46:49 / September 19, 2016 @ 11:46 pm.
Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tōno, Ōfunato, Miyako (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km ESE of Yamada, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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