A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Hasaki in Japan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:55:38 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000e9wa. Unique identifier: us1000e9wa. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/05/18 / 2018-05-22 12:55:38 / May 22, 2018 @ 12:55 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 140.7717° East, 35.6901° North.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kasukabe, Shimodate, Tokyo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km SW of Hasaki, Japan.
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