A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Oda in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 132.6035 East, latitude 35.1699 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 05:05:44 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/04/18 / 2018-04-08 20:05:44 / April 8, 2018 @ 8:05 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000dwku. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dwku.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Hiroshima-shi (c. 1 143 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Matsue-shi (c. 156 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yonago (c. 141 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Izumo (c. 89 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Hatsukaichi (c. 77 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Fuchūchō (c. 50 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatsukaichi, Shin’ichi, Masuda.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 9 km E of Oda, Japan.
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