A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Murakami in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/06/19 / 2019-06-18 15:57:24 / June 18, 2019 @ 3:57 pm. Exact location of event, depth 6.18 km, 139.3931° East, 38.5657° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600042jb. Id of event: us600042jb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.18 km (4 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:57:24 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shirone, Gosen, Takahata (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Niigata-shi (c. 505 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Sakata (c. 100 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Tsuruoka (c. 99 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Shibata (c. 80 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Niitsu-honchō (c. 65 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tendō (c. 65 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 37 km NNW of Murakami, Japan.
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