A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Toyoshina in Japan on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 137.7309° East, latitude 36.2362° North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009kjx. Id of event: us70009kjx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 16:55:10 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 07:55:10 / May 19, 2020 @ 7:55 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ueda (c. 126 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Iida (c. 107 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Saku (c. 68 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arai, Himi, Ryūō. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km WSW of Toyoshina, Japan.
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