A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Goshogawara in Japan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/05/18 / 2018-05-22 20:11:02 / May 22, 2018 @ 8:11 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 140.399 East, latitude 41.217 North, depth = 152.91 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ea4r. Id of event: us1000ea4r. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 152.91 km (95 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:11:02 / 5:11 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hakodate (c. 275 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Goshogawara (c. 49 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Kuroishi (c. 38 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kamiiso (c. 38 100 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nanae, Kamiiso, Hirosaki.
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 one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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