A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Obama in Japan on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/05/17 / 2017-05-27 13:50:04 / May 27, 2017 @ 1:50 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008vsr. Id of event: us10008vsr. The temblor was reported at 22:50:04 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 135.5134 East, latitude 35.9351 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Fukui-shi (c. 248 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Hikone (c. 110 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Komatsu (c. 109 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Maizuru (c. 92 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Takefu (c. 75 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Fukuchiyama (c. 68 700 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Tsuruga (c. 68 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hikone, Sasayama, Komatsu.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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