A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Exact location, longitude 141.1868° East, latitude 35.6667° North, depth = 33.48 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088nr. Id of event: us100088nr. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:18:25 / 1:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 04:18:25 / March 5, 2017 @ 4:18 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 33.48 km (21 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Yachimata (c. 83 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tōgane (c. 66 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōarai, Ōhara, Sakura (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 32 km ESE of Hasaki, Japan.
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