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Very shallow M6.6 earthquake hits Ogasawara region, Japan
A very shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.6 hit Japanese Ogasawara Archipelago at 18:22 UTC (03:22 JST) on August 16, 2018. The USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 11.5 km (7.1 miles) at 18:21 and M6.0 at 18:22 UTC. EMSC is reporting M6.4 and M5.9 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 251 km (156 miles) SE of Iwo Jima, 420.9 km (261.5 miles) SSW of Ogasawara, Japan and 945.4 km (587.5 miles) NNW of Saipan, Northen Mariana Islands. There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles). Although there may be slight sea-level changes in coastal regions, this earthquake has caused no damage to Japan, JMA said. The closest volcanoes are Minami-Hiyoshi and Nikko, both submarine. They have located roughly 100 km (62 miles) W of the epicenter. Periodic water discoloration and water-spouting have been reported over Minami-Hiyoshi since 1975 when detonations and an explosion were als…

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Strikes Near San Francisco 1/04/18


MagnitudeMw 4.5
RegionSAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIF.
Date time2018-01-04 10:39:36.9 UTC
Location37.86 N ; 122.24 W
Depth13 km
Distances555 km NW of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,793,000 / local time: 02:39:36.9 2018-01-04
103 km SW of Sacramento, United States / pop: 467,000 / local time: 02:39:36.9 2018-01-04
7 km NE of Oakland, United States / pop: 391,000 / local time: 02:39:36.9 2018-01-04
3 km SE of Berkeley, United States / pop: 113,000 / local time: 02:39:36.9 2018-01-04 
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Source parameters reviewed by a seismologist



A preliminary magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolted Bay Area residents out of bed early Thursday, but it appears to have done little damage.
The temblor, initially reported as magnitude 4.5, struck at 2:39 a.m. two miles east of Berkeley and had a depth of eight miles, according to the USGS.
NBC Bay Area Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri reported the quake lasted about 10 seconds and had a bit of rolling and a sharp jolt. The temblor was felt across the region in San Francisco and in parts of the East and South Bay.
The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services said there were no reports of damages from the region at this time. But a video posted to Twitter showed products that had falled from the shelves of a San Laandro Safeway store.
Bay Area Rapid Transit officials said the first two trains this morning will be delayed while maintenance crews inspect tracks and structures throughout the BART system.
In the South Bay, the VTA will also be experiencing delays due to routine inspections. 
No other information was immediately available.
Earthquake revised to a 4.4 M. It should be said the shaking here in the East Bay felt major but this is considered “light” to “moderate” on the  scale.     @nbcbayarea @TODAYshow @NBCDFW
Did anyone else feel it? Just felt everything shake here in my house in SF and our building emergency alarm went off. 
Felt a big jolt and rolling. Picture frames, etc, fell down. We are standing outside because the fire alarm went off. SFPD & SFFD is here now.  pic.twitter.com/8dMu58spUt
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Major shake East Bay     4.7 magnitude . Lasted about 10 seconds. Little bit of rolling motion and a sharp jolt. @USGS magnitude @nbcbayarea @TODAYshow

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