A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Otsuki in Japan on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/05/18 / 2018-05-15 05:00:42 / May 15, 2018 @ 5:00 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 138.9843 East, latitude 35.5261 North, depth = 58.33 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.33 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:00:42 / 2:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000e57m. Event ids that are associated: us1000e57m.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maebashi-shi, Kashiwa, Shimoda (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 SSE of Otsuki, Japan.
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