A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Oarai in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 36.24 km (23 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008j5w. Unique identifier: us70008j5w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/03/20 / 2020-03-31 11:24:00 / March 31, 2020 @ 11:24 am UTC/GMT. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:24:00 / 8:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 36.24 km, 141.0864° East, 36.3813° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishikawa, Fujishiro, Shimodate. Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 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 four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 44 km E of Oarai, Japan.
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