A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Omigawa in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:20:05 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.04 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/15 / 2015-10-31 14:20:05 / October 31, 2015 @ 2:20 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.7517 East, latitude 35.8562 North, depth = 42.04 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000412u. Id of event: us2000412u.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (61 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yono, Kawasaki, Shiraoka (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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