A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Takahagi in Japan on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 07:36:00 / 7:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/08/18 / 2018-08-28 22:36:00 / August 28, 2018 @ 10:36 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.8391 East, latitude 36.6145 North, depth = 59.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 59.55 km (37 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000h99x. Event ids that are associated: us2000h99x.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yūki, Edosaki, Omigawa.
Each 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 eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 15 km SE of Takahagi, Japan.
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