A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Namie in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude 141.7901 East, latitude 37.781 North, depth = 38.47 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:02:24 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/07/17 / 2017-07-15 03:02:24 / July 15, 2017 @ 3:02 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009wi1. Unique identifier: us20009wi1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.47 km (24 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sendai, Rifu, Kakuda (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Rifu (c. 35 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 77 km ENE of Namie, Japan.
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