A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Sakura in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.55 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 04:13:56 / October 24, 2015 @ 4:13 am. The temblor was detected at 13:13:56 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003r57. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003r57. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 140.198° East, 35.7014° North, depth 57.55 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (28 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ninomiya, Ōmiya, Hadano (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every 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 two and in the last 365 days fifty-seven 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 3 km WSW of Sakura, Japan.
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