A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 141.6525° East, 37.8114° North, depth 38.7 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: 10/05/18 / 2018-05-10 10:57:13 / May 10, 2018 @ 10:57 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.7 km (24 miles). The temblor was picked up at 19:57:13 / 7:57 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000e1y2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e1y2.
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kogota, Hobaramachi, Wakuya (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 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 68 km ENE of Namie, Japan.
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