A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ishikawa in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 127.8425 East, latitude 26.5275 North, depth = 59.23 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.23 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 06:56:48 / September 5, 2017 @ 6:56 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000aghm. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aghm. The temblor was picked up at 15:56:48 / 3:56 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Naha-shi (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 11 km N of Ishikawa, Japan.
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