A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 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). The temblor was picked up at 08:00:05 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 140.8131° East, 36.486° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/19 / 2019-06-16 23:00:05 / June 16, 2019 @ 11:00 pm. Event id: us600041i0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600041i0.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shiroi, Sakai, Sakura (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 19 km SE of Hitachi, Japan.
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