A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Hirara in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j9ch. Id of event: us2000j9ch. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.46 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 28.46 km, 125.2386° East, 24.2963° North. The temblor was reported at 11:43:44 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/19 / 2019-01-27 03:43:44 / January 27, 2019 @ 3:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hirara (min 5000 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 one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 55 km S of Hirara, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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