A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.4074 East, latitude 41.0283 North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000jhpk. Event ids that are associated: us1000jhpk. Global time and date of event 17/03/19 / 2019-03-17 22:53:10 / March 17, 2019 @ 10:53 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 07:53:10 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Misawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 96 km NE of Hachinohe, Japan.
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