A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Misawa in Japan on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 52.42 km, 142.3423° East, 41.0527° North. Event id: us2000cqua. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cqua. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 52.42 km (33 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:59:59 / 12:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/18 / 2018-01-29 03:59:59 / January 29, 2018 @ 3:59 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mutsu, Hachinohe, Misawa (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 92 km ENE of Misawa, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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