A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Nago in Japan on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 06:49:07 / March 16, 2017 @ 6:49 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.66 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:49:07 / 3:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 52.66 km, 127.7651° East, 26.6522° North. Id of earthquake: us20008sjl. Event ids that are associated: us20008sjl.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Naha-shi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 22 km WNW of Nago, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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