A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Miyako in Japan on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 141.8424° East, latitude 39.8958° North, depth = 17.19 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000awkj. Unique identifier: us2000awkj. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:48:58 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 13:48:58 / September 24, 2017 @ 1:48 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.19 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hanamaki, Shizukuishi, Hachinohe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 30 km NNW of Miyako, Japan.
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