A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Sakai in Japan. Exact location, longitude 139.8596° East, latitude 36.0939° North, depth = 48.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20002wbe. Ids that are associated to the event: us20002wbe. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.7 km (30 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/07/15 / 2015-07-09 16:15:13 / July 9, 2015 @ 4:15 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:15:13 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hadano, Kuroiso, Hiratsuka. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km E of Sakai, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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