A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Toba in Japan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:45:45 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 362.29 km (225 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jhq5. Id of event: us2000jhq5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 137.1168 East, latitude 33.8192 North, depth = 362.29 km. Global time and date of event 14/02/19 / 2019-02-14 01:45:45 / February 14, 2019 @ 1:45 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tahara, Owase, Ise. Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Ise (c. 97 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tahara (c. 38 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Toba (c. 23 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Owase (c. 22 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 77 km SSE of Toba, Japan.
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