A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Miyako in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000e7yg. Unique identifier: us1000e7yg. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57.88 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:46:34 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.0381 East, latitude 39.6827 North, depth = 57.88 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/05/18 / 2018-05-14 22:46:34 / May 14, 2018 @ 10:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitakami, Shizukuishi, Ichinohe (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km NE of Miyako, Japan.
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