A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Hotaka in Japan on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 137.6448° East, 36.2496° North, depth 5.03 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.03 km (3 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 17:01:20 / May 18, 2020 @ 5:01 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009jvq. Id of event: us70009jvq. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:01:20 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nirasaki, Tsubata, Tsurugi-asahimachi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Toyama-shi (c. 325 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Matsumoto (c. 210 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Takaoka (c. 170 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ueda (c. 126 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Iida (c. 107 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Saku (c. 68 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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