A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Mutsu in Japan on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 54.72 km, 141.9429° East, 41.2699° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/09/19 / 2019-09-15 16:27:10 / September 15, 2019 @ 4:27 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005gpu. Unique identifier: us70005gpu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.72 km (34 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 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:27:10 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hachinohe, Misawa, Mutsu (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 60 km E of Mutsu, Japan.
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