A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.46 km (20 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/10/18 / 2018-10-02 03:27:51 / October 2, 2018 @ 3:27 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.2201 East, latitude 36.4583 North, depth = 31.46 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:27:51 / 12:27 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000h5gh. Unique identifier: us1000h5gh.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishikawa, Makabe, Iwase (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kashima-shi (c. 65 800 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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