A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Hamakita in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008k9a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008k9a. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 13:58:22 / April 24, 2017 @ 1:58 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.16 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 22:58:22 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 137.8479 East, latitude 34.8504 North, depth = 40.16 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Nagoya-shi (c. 2 191 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Toyota (c. 362 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nagoya-shi, Tokoname, Kasugai (min 5000 pop).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 8 km NE of Hamakita, Japan.
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