A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Hirara in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hek. Id of event: us20008hek. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:16:05 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 15:16:05 / January 20, 2017 @ 3:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 125.3793° East, 24.9274° North, depth 32.57 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 32.57 km (20 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 16 km (10 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hirara (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 17 km NE of Hirara, Japan.
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