A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Haebaru in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 18.41 km (11 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:58:54 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 18.41 km, 128.4265° East, 25.947° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/18 / 2018-10-17 02:58:54 / October 17, 2018 @ 2:58 am. Unique identifier: us1000hg1k. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hg1k.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Naha-shi (c. 300 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Okinawa (c. 125 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ginowan (c. 91 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Gushikawa (c. 65 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Nago (c. 59 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Itoman (c. 57 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tomigusuku (c. 55 700 pop). Close 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.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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