A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Asahi in Japan on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 47.13 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/11/18 / 2018-11-20 22:28:55 / November 20, 2018 @ 10:28 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:28:55 / 7:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 140.7146° East, 35.7383° North, depth 47.13 km. Event id: us1000hx4c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hx4c.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (57 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Satte, Hitachi, Iwatsuki (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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: 6 km ENE of Asahi, Japan.
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