A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Miyako in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 20:00:14 / April 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm. Unique identifier: us10008eqz. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008eqz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.92 km (34 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:00:14 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 53.92 km, 142.0414° East, 39.653° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizukuishi, Ichinohe, Kitakami. Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 7 km ENE of Miyako, Japan.
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