A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Asahi in Japan on Friday. Global time and date of event 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 04:15:47 / October 12, 2018 @ 4:15 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 140.7349° East, latitude 35.6968° North, depth = 32.01 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:15:47 / 1:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000haxq. Id of event: us1000haxq. The epicenter was at a depth of 32.01 km (20 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Oyama, Chōfugaoka, Yokosuka. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 7 km ESE of Asahi, Japan.
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