A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Haebaru in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.68 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 128.5219 East, latitude 25.931 North, depth = 5.68 km. Global time and date of event 24/07/18 / 2018-07-24 14:07:44 / July 24, 2018 @ 2:07 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:07:44 / 11:07 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000gf7h. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000gf7h.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nago, Naha-shi, Ishikawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 79 km SE of Haebaru, Japan.
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