A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Iiyama in Japan on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/05/17 / 2017-05-27 11:59:40 / May 27, 2017 @ 11:59 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.64 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 20:59:40 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008vsc. Unique identifier: us10008vsc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 138.3968° East, latitude 36.8275° North, depth = 1.64 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kodamachō-kodamaminami, Honjō, Kiryū (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Maebashi-shi (c. 282 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Takasaki (c. 240 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Jōetsu (c. 204 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Nagaoka (c. 195 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Isesaki (c. 130 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 3 km SE of Iiyama, Japan.
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