A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Haebaru in Japan on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 05:37:02 / 5:37 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000d4u7. Event ids that are associated: us2000d4u7. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.512 East, latitude 25.9376 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/18 / 2018-02-08 20:37:02 / February 8, 2018 @ 8:37 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nago, Naha-shi, Ishikawa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 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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