A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Shinshiro in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.56 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/10/18 / 2018-10-07 01:14:19 / October 7, 2018 @ 1:14 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000h8b9. Unique identifier: us1000h8b9. Exact location of event, longitude 137.5054 East, latitude 35.0112 North, depth = 41.56 km. The temblor was reported at 10:14:19 / 10:14 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ina, Kameyama, Tarui (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Nagoya-shi (c. 2 191 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Gifu-shi (c. 397 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Toyota (c. 362 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Okazaki (c. 352 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 12 km N of Shinshiro, Japan.
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