A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Nago in Japan. Event id: us2000j88b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j88b. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/19 / 2019-01-24 12:15:17 / January 24, 2019 @ 12:15 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.04 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:15:17 / 9:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.1214 East, latitude 26.9517 North, depth = 39.04 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomigusuku, Naha-shi, Ginowan (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Katsuren-haebaru (c. 34 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 42 km NNE of Nago, Japan.
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