A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Oarai in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.0329 East, latitude 36.3351 North, depth = 52.39 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 01:15:25 / January 31, 2018 @ 1:15 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 52.39 km (33 miles). Unique identifier: us2000crkh. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000crkh. The temblor was reported at 10:15:25 / 10:15 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mitsukaidō, Kaminokawa, Yachimata.
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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