A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Exact location, longitude 141.123° East, latitude 35.2495° North, depth = 34.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:36:14 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000990s. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000990s. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/07/17 / 2017-07-12 05:36:14 / July 12, 2017 @ 5:36 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.96 km (22 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Yotsukaidō (c. 86 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Yachimata (c. 83 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ichihara, Chiba, Yotsukaidō (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 59 km SSE of Hasaki, Japan.
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