A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Otsuchi in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:59:00 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 40.96 km (25 miles). Exact location, longitude 141.7882° East, latitude 39.3354° North, depth = 40.96 km. Unique identifier: us20009p5s. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009p5s. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/06/17 / 2017-06-22 23:59:00 / June 22, 2017 @ 11:59 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizukuishi, Ichinoseki, Morioka-shi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 10 km WSW of Otsuchi, Japan.
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