A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan. Exact location, longitude 131.1508° East, latitude 30.3629° North, depth = 35 km. Event id: us2000j8zv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j8zv. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/01/19 / 2019-01-25 21:22:46 / January 25, 2019 @ 9:22 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:22:46 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 SSE of Nishinoomote, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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