A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Katsuura in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008vus. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008vus. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/05/17 / 2017-05-28 03:04:42 / May 28, 2017 @ 3:04 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 82.9 km (52 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:04:42 / 12:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 140.5156° East, 34.5173° North, depth 82.9 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōhara, Tateyama, Kawaguchi. Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tateyama (c. 50 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 29 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Katsuura (c. 22 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ōhara (c. 20 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 71 km SSE of Katsuura, Japan.
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