A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 146 km ENE of Hachinohe, Japan (91 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:38:16 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 143.104° East, 41.0031° North, depth 37.43 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.43 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/08/18 / 2018-08-30 15:38:16 / August 30, 2018 @ 3:38 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000h5ef. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h5ef.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 146 km ENE of Hachinohe, Japan.
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