A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan. Global time and date of event 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 22:37:55 / August 21, 2017 @ 10:37 pm UTC/GMT. 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 07:37:55 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.2816 East, latitude 38.9907 North, depth = 31.35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aafv. Id of event: us2000aafv. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.35 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miyako, Tōno, Yamada (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 46 km SE of Kamaishi, Japan.
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