A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Hirara in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 35.97 km, 125.185° East, 24.0441° North. The temblor was picked up at 08:56:29 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 00:56:29 / March 31, 2017 @ 12:56 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008f7i. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008f7i. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.97 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hirara. Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 84 km S of Hirara, Japan.
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