A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Ichinohe in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 19:24:27 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/01/21 / 2021-01-28 19:24:27 / January 28, 2021 @ 7:24 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 141.6107 East, latitude 40.1289 North, depth = 74.98 km. Event id: us6000dcqf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dcqf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 74.98 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kamaishi, Hanamaki, Ōdate (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 29 km ESE of Ichinohe, Japan.
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