A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, Shikoku, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Shikoku, Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.11 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000a9fw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9fw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/17 / 2017-08-15 19:38:56 / August 15, 2017 @ 7:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 132.0971 East, latitude 33.8658 North, depth = 58.11 km. The temblor was reported at 19:38:56 / 7:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buzen, Masuda, Takehara. Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Hiroshima-shi (c. 1 143 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Matsuyama (c. 443 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kure (c. 196 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ube (c. 173 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yamaguchi-shi (c. 145 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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