A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/17 / 2017-12-05 14:15:19 / December 5, 2017 @ 2:15 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:15:19 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 141.9318° East, latitude 37.6915° North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000c3h6. Event ids that are associated: us2000c3h6.
The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Namie (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 85 km ENE of Namie, Japan.
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