A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Owase in Japan on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 18:23:00 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 136.1892° East, 34.0672° North, depth 388.39 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000czf7. Unique identifier: us2000czf7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 388.39 km (241 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/02/18 / 2018-02-09 09:23:00 / February 9, 2018 @ 9:23 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Neyagawa, Tanabe, Kainan. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Sakai (c. 782 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Nara-shi (c. 367 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Yao (c. 273 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Neyagawa (c. 238 500 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Kishiwada (c. 205 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Izumi (c. 189 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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