A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.67 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 130.9689° East, latitude 30.4144° North, depth = 45.67 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/09/18 / 2018-09-11 15:08:50 / September 11, 2018 @ 3:08 pm. The temblor was picked up at 00:08:50 / 12:08 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hcnz. Id of event: us2000hcnz.
Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Ibusuki (c. 29 700 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop). 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 Ibusuki, Nishinoomote.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 35 km S of Nishinoomote, Japan.
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