A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Mutsu in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600055t5. Id of event: us600055t5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:37:49 / 1:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 140.9064° East, latitude 41.3274° North, depth = 133.01 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 133.01 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/08/19 / 2019-08-16 04:37:49 / August 16, 2019 @ 4:37 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hirosaki, Misawa, Kuroishi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Goshogawara (c. 49 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen 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. 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: 26 km W of Mutsu, Japan.
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