A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Nobeoka in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 43.24 km, 132.098° East, 32.5918° North. Id of earthquake: us100086hv. Event ids that are associated: us100086hv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 15:08:19 / March 2, 2017 @ 3:08 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.24 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:08:19 / 12:08 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tsurusaki (c. 77 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Uwajima (c. 59 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Usuki (c. 35 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nakamura, Tsuma, Ōita.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen 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. 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: 40 km E of Nobeoka, Japan.
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