A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Yamada in Japan. The temblor was detected at 21:08:05 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000a0ts. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a0ts. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 67.68 km (42 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.0179° East, 39.488° North, depth 67.68 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/07/17 / 2017-07-25 12:08:05 / July 25, 2017 @ 12:08 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizukuishi, Mizusawa, Kitakami (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 6 km ENE of Yamada, Japan.
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