A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 01:04:45 / 1:04 am (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, longitude 142.2477 East, latitude 39.0334 North, depth = 55.66 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 16:04:45 / May 16, 2019 @ 4:04 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us60003rbp. Ids that are associated to the event: us60003rbp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.66 km (35 miles).
Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miyako, Tōno, Yamada (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 40 km SE of Kamaishi, Japan.
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