A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40.52 km (25 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000a31n. Event ids that are associated: us2000a31n. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/07/17 / 2017-07-31 22:36:04 / July 31, 2017 @ 10:36 pm. Exact location, longitude 131.2298° East, latitude 30.0691° North, depth = 40.52 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:36:04 / 7:36 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop).
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. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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