A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan. Global time and date of event 27/05/18 / 2018-05-27 03:22:15 / May 27, 2018 @ 3:22 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 142.217 East, latitude 39.0671 North, depth = 50.51 km. Event id: us1000efd7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000efd7. The temblor was picked up at 12:22:15 / 12:22 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.51 km (31 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miyako, Tōno, Yamada (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 36 km SE of Kamaishi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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