A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Namie in Japan on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.3821 East, latitude 37.5957 North, depth = 46.64 km. Event id: us1000hfk1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hfk1. The temblor was picked up at 19:47:19 / 7:47 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 46.64 km (29 miles). Global time and date of event 22/10/18 / 2018-10-22 10:47:19 / October 22, 2018 @ 10:47 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tomiya, Ishikawa, Sukagawa (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every 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 four and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 35 km ENE of Namie, Japan.
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