A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gh0l. Id of event: us1000gh0l. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:30:30 / 6:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.9801° East, latitude 40.6063° North, depth = 54.62 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.62 km (34 miles). Global time and date of event 24/08/18 / 2018-08-24 21:30:30 / August 24, 2018 @ 9:30 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ichinohe, Misawa, Hachinohe.
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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 42 km ENE of Hachinohe, Japan.
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