A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Miyako in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.11 km (35 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 00:16:53 / February 5, 2017 @ 12:16 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:16:53 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kgu. Id of event: us20008kgu. Exact location of event, longitude 142.3591 East, latitude 40.2206 North, depth = 57.11 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yamada, Ichinohe, Hachinohe (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 73 km NNE of Miyako, Japan.
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