A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Anan in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 20:38:26 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/20 / 2020-05-17 11:38:26 / May 17, 2020 @ 11:38 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 26.49 km, 134.6972° East, 33.6558° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.49 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70009iut. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009iut.
Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Minato (c. 375 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Wakayama-shi (c. 351 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Tokushima-shi (c. 267 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tanabe (c. 69 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Narutochō-mitsuishi (c. 64 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Iwade (c. 55 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Anan (c. 55 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ikedachō, Shido, Iwade (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two 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.
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