A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Inashiki in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.2 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/09/15 / 2015-09-15 20:53:24 / September 15, 2015 @ 8:53 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 05:53:24 / 5:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35.2 km, 140.2858° East, 35.9927° North. Unique identifier: us20003jvy. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003jvy.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hachiōji, Minami-rinkan, Katsuura (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km NW of Inashiki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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