A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Nishio in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 15:13:28 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 137.1112° East, 34.8214° North, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/18 / 2018-04-14 06:13:28 / April 14, 2018 @ 6:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000e03w. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000e03w.
Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Nagoya-shi (c. 2 191 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Gifu-shi (c. 397 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Toyota (c. 362 400 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Kasugai (c. 298 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kanaya, Hikone, Ueno-ebisumachi.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 was reported nearby.
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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: 7 km SE of Nishio, Japan.
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