A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.64 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 04:58:40 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/10/18 / 2018-10-09 19:58:40 / October 9, 2018 @ 7:58 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.4255 East, latitude 39.0406 North, depth = 33.64 km. Id of earthquake: us1000h9la. Event ids that are associated: us1000h9la. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tōno, Miyako, Yamada (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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