A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 115 km ESE of Namie, Japan (71 miles). Exact location, longitude 142.2776° East, latitude 37.2672° North, depth = 35.99 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.99 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 18:34:55 / August 26, 2017 @ 6:34 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 03:34:55 / 3:34 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ad70. Id of event: us2000ad70.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 115 km ESE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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