A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kosai-shi in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/08/18 / 2018-08-14 11:51:01 / August 14, 2018 @ 11:51 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 47.37 km, 137.506° East, 34.7956° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.37 km (29 miles). The temblor was reported at 20:51:01 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000g97i. Id of event: us1000g97i.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Komono, Kasamatsuchō, Tsu-shi. Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Nagoya-shi (c. 2 191 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Toyota (c. 362 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, 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 was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 8 km NNW of Kosai-shi, Japan.
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