A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Ishikawa in Japan on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 03:28:28 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007ctq. Id of event: us20007ctq. Exact location of earthquake, 127.5141° East, 26.6599° North, depth 58.5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.5 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/10/16 / 2016-10-08 18:28:28 / October 8, 2016 @ 6:28 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Naha-shi. Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (33 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km NW of Ishikawa, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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