A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Ōhara in Japan on Monday. 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 41.86 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 140.535 East, latitude 35.3743 North, depth = 41.86 km. The temblor was picked up at 00:24:40 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000bbnc. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bbnc. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/08/20 / 2020-08-10 00:24:40 / August 10, 2020 @ 12:24 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwatsuki, Shiki, Machida. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 19 km NE of Ōhara, Japan.
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