A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Saiki in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 03:31:36 / 3:31 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 47.78 km, 132.1441° East, 32.7615° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d4a3. Unique identifier: us2000d4a3. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.78 km (30 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/18 / 2018-02-18 18:31:36 / February 18, 2018 @ 6:31 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Ōita (c. 448 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Beppu (c. 125 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Nobeoka (c. 121 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tsurusaki (c. 77 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Uwajima (c. 59 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Saiki (c. 49 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ōzu (c. 38 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tsuma, Aso, Takanabe (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 30 km SE of Saiki, Japan.
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