A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000izik. Unique identifier: us2000izik. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/12/18 / 2018-12-31 21:53:36 / December 31, 2018 @ 9:53 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 140.8271 East, latitude 35.7239 North, depth = 54.88 km. The temblor was reported at 06:53:36 / 6:53 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.88 km (34 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sōka, Iwai, Yoshikawa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 three and in the last 365 days eighty-one 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 1 km SSW of Hasaki, Japan.
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