A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Kashima-shi in Japan on Monday. Exact location, longitude 141.127° East, latitude 36.1358° North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000adgq. Id of event: us2000adgq. The temblor was picked up at 00:35:27 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 15:35:27 / August 27, 2017 @ 3:35 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mashiko, Daigo, Toride (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop).
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 twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km ENE of Kashima-shi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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