A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Hirara in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.3 km (49 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007bh7. Id of event: us10007bh7. Exact location of event, longitude 125.1862 East, latitude 25.3266 North, depth = 78.3 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 17:53:02 / November 22, 2016 @ 5:53 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:53:02 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hirara.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 59 km N of Hirara, Japan.
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