A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, 141.1153° East, 36.4942° North, depth 45.24 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.24 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:25:23 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/10/18 / 2018-10-29 12:25:23 / October 29, 2018 @ 12:25 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000hihl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hihl.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Asahi, Makabe, Edosaki (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kashima-shi (c. 65 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km ESE of Hitachi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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