A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Hirara in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 13:19:05 / 1:19 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 16/02/19 / 2019-02-16 05:19:05 / February 16, 2019 @ 5:19 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 124.6205° East, latitude 25.1268° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000jpk3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000jpk3.
The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Hirara (c. 34 400 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hirara (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km WNW of Hirara, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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