A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.05 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:43:34 / 3:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/05/18 / 2018-05-05 06:43:34 / May 5, 2018 @ 6:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 141.2053 East, latitude 37.1582 North, depth = 50.05 km. Id of earthquake: us1000e2ud. Event ids that are associated: us1000e2ud. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Funaishikawa, Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō, Hobaramachi.
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 five and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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