A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Shizukuishi in Japan. Id of earthquake: us10007vxv. Event ids that are associated: us10007vxv. The temblor was reported at 22:40:29 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 140.7253 East, latitude 39.7684 North, depth = 151.36 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 151.36 km (94 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 13:40:29 / January 28, 2017 @ 1:40 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ichinoseki, Kuroishi, Hirosaki (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight 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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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: 24 km WNW of Shizukuishi, Japan.
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