A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Ishikawa in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 09:09:34 / April 3, 2018 @ 9:09 am. Exact location of event, longitude 127.2074 East, latitude 26.9629 North, depth = 84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 84 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000ddjb. Event ids that are associated: us1000ddjb. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:09:34 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chatan (c. 27 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ishikawa (c. 22 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gushikawa, Chatan, Okinawa (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 85 km NW of Ishikawa, Japan.
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