A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Kurayoshi in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000773r. Unique identifier: us1000773r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 05:33:58 / October 21, 2016 @ 5:33 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:33:58 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 133.8545° East, latitude 35.3563° North, depth = 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Okayama-shi (c. 639 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Kurashiki (c. 437 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Matsue-shi (c. 156 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tottori (c. 154 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Yonago (c. 141 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Tsuyama (c. 89 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toyooka, Kurashiki, Tatsunochō-tominaga. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km SSE of Kurayoshi, Japan.
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