A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Id of earthquake: us20008iqk. Event ids that are associated: us20008iqk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.2299 East, latitude 35.1959 North, depth = 35.8 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:24:44 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/01/17 / 2017-01-26 18:24:44 / January 26, 2017 @ 6:24 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.8 km (22 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Yachimata (c. 83 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Tōgane (c. 66 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ōami (c. 53 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Asahi (c. 41 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hasaki (c. 39 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Yōkaichiba (c. 32 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yachimata, Omigawa, Ōami (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 69 km SSE of Hasaki, Japan.
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