A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Yamada in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 142.8161 East, latitude 39.2473 North, depth = 38.04 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:18:48 / 9:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/18 / 2018-09-26 23:18:48 / September 26, 2018 @ 11:18 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 38.04 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000h5rx. Unique identifier: us1000h5rx.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miyako, Kamaishi, Ōtsuchi. Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 78 km ESE of Yamada, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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