A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Mutsu in Japan on Friday. Unique identifier: us2000h62t. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h62t. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/18 / 2018-08-23 20:52:45 / August 23, 2018 @ 8:52 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.45 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 142.0799 East, latitude 41.5593 North, depth = 56.45 km. The temblor was reported at 05:52:45 / 5:52 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizunai-furukawachō, Mutsu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Shizunai-furukawachō (c. 22 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 78 km ENE of Mutsu, Japan.
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