A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 107 km NNE of Hirara, Japan (66 miles) on Wednesday. Event id: us70003lf8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003lf8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.82 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:54:39 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 125.6949° East, 25.6984° North, depth 101.82 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/05/19 / 2019-05-15 08:54:39 / May 15, 2019 @ 8:54 am.
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. 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: 107 km NNE of Hirara, Japan.
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