A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kogota in Japan. Id of earthquake: us1000gdet. Event ids that are associated: us1000gdet. The temblor was picked up at 03:09:56 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 105.52 km (66 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 18:09:56 / August 19, 2018 @ 6:09 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 141.0879° East, 38.5548° North, depth 105.52 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yokotemachi, Hobaramachi, Tōno. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 38 km (24 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 3 km E of Kogota, Japan.
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