A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Misawa in Japan on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us600055a5. Unique identifier: us600055a5. The temblor was reported at 15:06:09 / 3:06 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 87.59 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.173 East, latitude 40.9347 North, depth = 87.59 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/08/19 / 2019-08-15 06:06:09 / August 15, 2019 @ 6:06 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Goshogawara (c. 49 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōdate, Hanawa, Ichinohe.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 32 km NNW of Misawa, Japan.
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