A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Oarai in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.76 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:33:57 / 10:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/07/18 / 2018-07-03 13:33:57 / July 3, 2018 @ 1:33 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 43.76 km, 141.1952° East, 36.3051° North. Id of earthquake: us2000g18p. Event ids that are associated: us2000g18p.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ami, Motegi, Daigo. Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 53 km E of Oarai, Japan.
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