A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Oda in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.96 km (6 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:43:54 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/04/18 / 2018-04-08 16:43:54 / April 8, 2018 @ 4:43 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 132.4861 East, latitude 35.1044 North, depth = 8.96 km. Event id: us2000dwhl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dwhl.
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Hiroshima-shi (c. 1 143 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Matsue-shi (c. 156 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Yonago (c. 141 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Izumo (c. 89 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hatsukaichi (c. 77 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Fuchūchō (c. 50 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shin’ichi, Takehara, Ōno-hara.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 8 km S of Oda, Japan.
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