A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.624 East, latitude 36.803 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hi7e. Unique identifier: us2000hi7e. Global time and date of event 14/09/18 / 2018-09-14 05:45:42 / September 14, 2018 @ 5:45 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 14:45:42 / 2:45 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naka, Kashima-shi, Oyama.
Every 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 seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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