A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Naha-shi in Japan on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 13:49:36 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000a5uf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a5uf. Exact location of event, depth 29.9 km, 127.2111° East, 26.4933° North. Global time and date of event 08/08/17 / 2017-08-08 05:49:36 / August 8, 2017 @ 5:49 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.9 km (19 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nago, Katsuren-haebaru, Gushikawa.
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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km NW of Naha-shi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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