A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Ishikawa in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 01:46:39 / 1:46 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.4 km (2 miles). Global time and date of event 06/07/17 / 2017-07-06 16:46:39 / July 6, 2017 @ 4:46 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10009965. Ids that are associated to the event: us10009965. Exact location of event, longitude 140.6591 East, latitude 37.0883 North, depth = 3.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Imaichi, Iwase, Kitakata. The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 19 km ESE of Ishikawa, Japan.
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