A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Tenno in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.82 km (12 miles). Exact location, longitude 139.5353° East, latitude 40.0952° North, depth = 18.82 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/07/17 / 2017-07-24 02:15:01 / July 24, 2017 @ 2:15 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a0ak. Id of event: us2000a0ak. The temblor was reported at 11:15:01 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōdate, Takanosu, Akita (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Noshiromachi (c. 51 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Tennō (c. 22 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Takanosu (c. 20 500 pop).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 42 km WNW of Tenno, Japan.
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