A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Kurayoshi in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000773m. Unique identifier: us1000773m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:30:07 / 2:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 05:30:07 / October 21, 2016 @ 5:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 133.5914 East, latitude 35.5001 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shōbara, Takahashi, Izumo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Matsue-shi (c. 156 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tottori (c. 154 100 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Yonago (c. 141 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tsuyama (c. 89 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Izumo (c. 89 300 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Kurayoshi (c. 48 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 21 km WNW of Kurayoshi, Japan.
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