A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.3022 East, latitude 36.9805 North, depth = 23.25 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:51:12 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.25 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/18 / 2018-10-20 01:51:12 / October 20, 2018 @ 1:51 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hgxl. Unique identifier: us1000hgxl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Katsuta, Hitachi-Naka, Kōriyama (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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