A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 23.62 km (15 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/10/18 / 2018-10-18 05:18:20 / October 18, 2018 @ 5:18 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hdrw. Id of event: us1000hdrw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:18:20 / 2:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.097° East, 35.4683° North, depth 23.62 km.
The epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Yotsukaidō (c. 86 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ryūgasaki (c. 85 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ushiku, Ami, Fujishiro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. 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 seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km SE of Hasaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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