A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 162 km E of Nago, Japan (101 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/09/18 / 2018-09-15 04:54:38 / September 15, 2018 @ 4:54 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hf0m. Id of event: us2000hf0m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 129.6118 East, latitude 26.6395 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 13:54:38 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter).
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 five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 162 km E of Nago, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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