A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hhty. Id of event: us1000hhty. Exact location of earthquake, 141.3504° East, 36.8699° North, depth 4.46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:08:01 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.46 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/10/18 / 2018-10-27 00:08:01 / October 27, 2018 @ 12:08 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Okunoya, Kōriyama, Mito-shi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 46 km ESE of Iwaki, Japan.
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