A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Owase in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 350.86 km (218 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/10/17 / 2017-10-13 04:47:15 / October 13, 2017 @ 4:47 am. Exact location of event, longitude 136.7851 East, latitude 33.9183 North, depth = 350.86 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:47:15 / 1:47 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ar94. Id of event: us1000ar94.
The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Tsu-shi (c. 163 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ise (c. 97 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hisai-motomachi (c. 41 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Tahara (c. 38 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Shingū (c. 31 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Toba (c. 23 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Owase (c. 22 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tahara, Tsu-shi, Toyohama (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 56 km ESE of Owase, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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