A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Miyako in Japan. The temblor was detected at 15:24:51 / 3:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.85 km (42 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/07/18 / 2018-07-27 06:24:51 / July 27, 2018 @ 6:24 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000geyu. Id of event: us2000geyu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.7736° East, 39.7882° North, depth 66.85 km.
The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mizusawa, Hachinohe, Ōfunato (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 22 km NW of Miyako, Japan.
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