Moderate Earthquake Strikes Japan

Earthquake location 34.7663S, 139.9805W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Tateyama in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 139.9805 East, latitude 34.7663 North, depth = 105.5 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hrh4. Id of event: us1000hrh4. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 105.5 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/18 / 2018-11-14 04:09:41 / November 14, 2018 @ 4:09 am. The temblor was picked up at 13:09:41 / 1:09 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Yokosuka (c. 429 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Machida (c. 400 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Fujisawa (c. 394 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mishima, Funabashi, Yachimata (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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