A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 17:32:07 / January 23, 2018 @ 5:32 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 140.843 East, latitude 36.4362 North, depth = 42.91 km. The temblor was detected at 02:32:07 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000cnh0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cnh0. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.91 km (27 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shisui, Iwai, Oyama (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 25 km SE of Hitachi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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