A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 233 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan (145 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:21:42 / 1:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 143.852° East, 37.8031° North, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/10/18 / 2018-10-22 15:21:42 / October 22, 2018 @ 3:21 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hh34. Id of event: us1000hh34. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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