A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Ushiku in Japan on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 14:30:17 / 2:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 05:30:17 / August 29, 2018 @ 5:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 140.1161° East, 35.9797° North, depth 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gjbq. Unique identifier: us1000gjbq. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itsukaichi, Zama, Ōhara (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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