A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 142.4587° East, 40.79° North, depth 35 km. Unique identifier: us2000j6qa. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j6qa. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/19 / 2019-01-21 00:24:24 / January 21, 2019 @ 12:24 am. The temblor was reported at 09:24:24 / 9:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Misawa, Hachinohe (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 87 km ENE of Hachinohe, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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