A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Mikuni in Japan on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:26:44 / 1:26 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 16:26:44 / March 5, 2018 @ 4:26 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000dclh. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dclh. Exact location of event, longitude 136.1049 East, latitude 36.4647 North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Kanazawa-shi (c. 458 900 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Fukui-shi (c. 248 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Komatsu (c. 109 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Takefu (c. 75 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tsuruga (c. 68 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nishishinminato, Yatsuomachi-higashikumisaka, Tsuruga (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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km N of Mikuni, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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