A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Omagari in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.5 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 13:23:19 / September 8, 2017 @ 1:23 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 140.545° East, 39.4717° North, depth 6.5 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:23:19 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000ai2d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ai2d.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Obanazawa, Noshiromachi, Ōdate. Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Sakata (c. 100 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop).
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km ENE of Omagari, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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