A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Nago in Japan on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 12:19:06 / March 6, 2018 @ 12:19 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:19:06 / 9:19 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.88 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dcvm. Id of event: us2000dcvm. Exact location of event, longitude 127.8279 East, latitude 26.6614 North, depth = 55.88 km.
Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itoman, Tomigusuku, Naha-shi. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km WNW of Nago, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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