A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Motomiya in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.01 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:30:21 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 140.2411° East, latitude 37.4815° North, depth = 102.01 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jlf3. Unique identifier: us1000jlf3. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/03/19 / 2019-03-25 18:30:21 / March 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tendō, Suibara, Muramatsu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Yonezawa (c. 94 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Shibata (c. 80 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-five 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 14 km WSW of Motomiya, Japan.
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