A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Hitachi in Japan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:43:45 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 50.31 km (31 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003emf. Id of event: us70003emf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 140.7186° East, latitude 36.5397° North, depth = 50.31 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/04/19 / 2019-04-30 15:43:45 / April 30, 2019 @ 3:43 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sakai, Yōkaichiba, Imaichi (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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