A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kazuno in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 140.6192 East, latitude 40.0745 North, depth = 8.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/05/18 / 2018-05-05 22:15:48 / May 5, 2018 @ 10:15 pm. The temblor was detected at 07:15:48 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dz0r. Unique identifier: us1000dz0r. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 8.02 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Misawa, Hachinohe, Hanamaki. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km SW of Kazuno, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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