A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan on Sunday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:28:00 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.65 km (30 miles). Exact location, longitude 142.2825° East, latitude 40.2657° North, depth = 48.65 km. Id of earthquake: us10007vyg. Event ids that are associated: us10007vyg. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 18:28:00 / January 28, 2017 @ 6:28 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yamada, Misawa, Ichinohe (min 5000 pop).
Every 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 one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 71 km ESE of Hachinohe, Japan.
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