A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/17 / 2017-01-31 18:43:01 / January 31, 2017 @ 6:43 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:43:01 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.61 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 142.3557 East, latitude 38.2809 North, depth = 18.61 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007wh2. Unique identifier: us10007wh2.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishinomaki (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 93 km E of Ishinomaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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