A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Iwanai in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 19:02:46 / March 23, 2018 @ 7:02 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 139.4218° East, 43.0893° North, depth 207.78 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d888. Id of event: us1000d888. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 207.78 km (129 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:02:46 / 4:02 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwanai (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Iwanai (c. 15 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 89 km W of Iwanai, Japan.
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