A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Nishinoomote in Japan on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 131.1893° East, 30.4795° North, depth 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 03:45:11 / February 18, 2020 @ 3:45 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70007s72. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007s72. The temblor was reported at 12:45:11 / 12:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nishinoomote (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Nishinoomote (c. 17 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 33 km SSE of Nishinoomote, Japan.
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