A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Miyako in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000c2df. Id of event: us1000c2df. Exact location of event, depth 61.73 km, 141.9937° East, 39.6721° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:43:22 / 1:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/18 / 2018-01-09 04:43:22 / January 9, 2018 @ 4:43 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61.73 km (38 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mizusawa, Kitakami, Shizukuishi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 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 earthquakes 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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 5 km NE of Miyako, Japan.
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