A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.27 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/18 / 2018-01-09 22:20:50 / January 9, 2018 @ 10:20 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000c2vw. Event ids that are associated: us1000c2vw. The temblor was detected at 07:20:50 / 7:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.2787 East, latitude 35.4016 North, depth = 29.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 101 km (63 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Yachimata (c. 83 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tōgane (c. 66 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kashima-shi (c. 65 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sakura, Shisui, Narita.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 54 km SE of Hasaki, Japan.
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