A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Yamada in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000d0m1. Event ids that are associated: us7000d0m1. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 08:08:36 / January 16, 2021 @ 8:08 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 52.92 km (33 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:08:36 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 52.92 km, 142.8766° East, 39.5746° North.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kamaishi, Ōtsuchi, Miyako (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 80 km E of Yamada, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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