A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Otsuchi in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/06/18 / 2018-06-26 11:03:04 / June 26, 2018 @ 11:03 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:03:04 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.095° East, 39.3243° North, depth 35 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: us1000f23y. Id of event: us1000f23y.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ichinoseki, Morioka-shi, Mizusawa. Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km ESE of Otsuchi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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