A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, Ryukyu Islands, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Global time and date of event 16/10/18 / 2018-10-16 15:15:45 / October 16, 2018 @ 3:15 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 15:15:45 / 3:15 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us1000hehy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hehy. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 128.388° East, 25.856° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nago, Ishikawa, Naha-shi. Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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