A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Miyako in Japan on Friday. Id of earthquake: us1000hsi3. Event ids that are associated: us1000hsi3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.23 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 141.937 East, latitude 39.6014 North, depth = 49.23 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/11/18 / 2018-11-16 02:49:12 / November 16, 2018 @ 2:49 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:49:12 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ichinohe, Mizusawa, Shizukuishi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 4 km SSW of Miyako, Japan.
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