A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Yotsukaido in Japan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 63.71 km (40 miles). Unique identifier: us100031sf. Ids that are associated to the event: us100031sf. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:42:31 / 9:42 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/08/15 / 2015-08-13 00:42:31 / August 13, 2015 @ 12:42 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 63.71 km, 140.1667° East, 35.663° North.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ninomiya, Ogawa, Hadano. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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