A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Owase in Japan on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us10007paz. Event ids that are associated: us10007paz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 376.64 km (234 miles). Exact location, longitude 136.4244° East, latitude 34.0275° North, depth = 376.64 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:35:22 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/01/17 / 2017-01-02 18:35:22 / January 2, 2017 @ 6:35 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Nara-shi (c. 367 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Suzuka (c. 191 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tsu-shi (c. 163 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tondabayashichō (c. 132 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kashihara-shi (c. 124 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ise (c. 97 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Nabari (c. 88 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kashihara, Suzuka, Nara-shi.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km ESE of Owase, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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