A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Haebaru in Japan on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.07 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/17 / 2017-09-02 21:26:30 / September 2, 2017 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 128.3918 East, latitude 26.157 North, depth = 12.07 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:26:30 / 6:26 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000arm5. Unique identifier: us2000arm5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itoman, Naha-shi, Tomigusuku.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 55 km ESE of Haebaru, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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