A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 298 km E of Iwaki, Japan (185 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 144.1946° East, 36.6517° North. Global time and date of event 05/08/20 / 2020-08-05 15:12:21 / August 5, 2020 @ 3:12 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:12:21 / 3:12 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000b9pp. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000b9pp.
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 298 km E of Iwaki, Japan.
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