A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/04/18 / 2018-04-19 04:57:59 / April 19, 2018 @ 4:57 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:57:59 / 1:57 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: us1000drz8. Event ids that are associated: us1000drz8. Exact location of event, depth 65.08 km, 142.3625° East, 38.7612° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 65.08 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (44 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tōno, Yamada, Ōtsuchi.
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 four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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: 65 km ESE of Ofunato, Japan.
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