A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Oyama in Japan on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/08/15 / 2015-08-31 15:29:36 / August 31, 2015 @ 3:29 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 138.1008 East, latitude 34.5397 North, depth = 9.35 km. Event id: us100036c7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100036c7. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.35 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:29:36 / 12:29 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fujinomiya, Fuji, Gamagōri (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Toyohashi (c. 378 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Fuji (c. 240 000 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Fujieda (c. 132 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Fujinomiya (c. 121 500 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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