A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Yamada in Japan. Id of earthquake: us7000bp7n. Event ids that are associated: us7000bp7n. Exact location of earthquake, 141.8526° East, 39.5054° North, depth 56.87 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.87 km (35 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 temblor was detected at 00:18:01 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 00:18:01 / September 17, 2020 @ 12:18 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ichinohe, Ichinoseki, Shizukuishi. The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Nearby 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 five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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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 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: 9 km WNW of Yamada, Japan.
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