A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Kosai-shi in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:47:02 / 4:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 137.564 East, latitude 34.4202 North, depth = 306.79 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 306.79 km (191 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009xcc. Unique identifier: us20009xcc. Global time and date of event 18/07/17 / 2017-07-18 07:47:02 / July 18, 2017 @ 7:47 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (22 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Toyota (c. 362 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Anjō (c. 178 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kariya (c. 139 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yaizu, Ōbu, Tokoname.
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 one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km S of Kosai-shi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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