A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Murakami in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/19 / 2019-08-18 10:06:41 / August 18, 2019 @ 10:06 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 139.4268 East, latitude 38.5467 North, depth = 12.61 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.61 km (8 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:06:41 / 7:06 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us600056pa. Ids that are associated to the event: us600056pa.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shirone, Gosen, Yonezawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from Niigata-shi (c. 505 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Sakata (c. 100 400 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Tsuruoka (c. 99 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Yonezawa (c. 94 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Shibata (c. 80 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Niitsu-honchō (c. 65 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 35 km N of Murakami, Japan.
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