A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kurayoshi in Japan on Friday. Global time and date of event 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 05:53:18 / October 21, 2016 @ 5:53 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:53:18 / 2:53 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us20007ftj. Event ids that are associated: us20007ftj. Exact location, longitude 133.772° East, latitude 35.384° North, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kannabechō-yahiro, Toyooka, Kamogatachō-kamogata. Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Okayama-shi (c. 639 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kurashiki (c. 437 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Matsue-shi (c. 156 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tottori (c. 154 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Yonago (c. 141 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tsuyama (c. 89 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Izumo (c. 89 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 6 km SW of Kurayoshi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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