A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Miyako in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.64 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 59.64 km, 141.8509° East, 39.7344° North. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:43:19 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/10/19 / 2019-10-23 03:43:19 / October 23, 2019 @ 3:43 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005xia. Unique identifier: us70005xia.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mizusawa, Hachinohe, Kitakami (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km NW of Miyako, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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