A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Ishikawa in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 04:20:29 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/08/17 / 2017-08-25 19:20:29 / August 25, 2017 @ 7:20 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000abu6. Unique identifier: us2000abu6. Exact location of event, longitude 140.5305 East, latitude 37.0629 North, depth = 8.24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.24 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yonezawa, Ishioka, Shimodate (min 5000 pop).
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 one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km SE of Ishikawa, Japan.
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