A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Katsuura in Japan. The temblor was detected at 14:05:25 / 2:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/06/18 / 2018-06-29 05:05:25 / June 29, 2018 @ 5:05 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.36 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000fxjc. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000fxjc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.2975 East, latitude 34.9902 North, depth = 32.36 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Yokosuka (c. 429 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Machida, Ōiso, Hasaki (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 15 km S of Katsuura, Japan.
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