A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Kurayoshi in Japan on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 133.9076 East, latitude 35.3851 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 05:46:22 / October 21, 2016 @ 5:46 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000773y. Unique identifier: us1000773y. The temblor was reported at 14:46:22 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Okayama-shi (c. 639 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kurashiki (c. 437 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Matsue-shi (c. 156 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tottori (c. 154 100 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Yonago (c. 141 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tsuyama (c. 89 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kurashiki, Toyooka, Kariya. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 was reported nearby.
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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. 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 ESE of Kurayoshi, Japan.
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