A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Nihommatsu in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.5661 East, latitude 37.6187 North, depth = 88.57 km. 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: us70008wvj. Id of event: us70008wvj. The temblor was picked up at 21:32:10 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 88.57 km (55 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/04/20 / 2020-04-08 12:32:10 / April 8, 2020 @ 12:32 pm.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōtawara, Matsushima, Kitaibaraki (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Yonezawa (c. 94 500 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 six and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 12 km ENE of Nihommatsu, Japan.
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