A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Kashima-shi in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 21:33:35 / January 23, 2016 @ 9:33 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004gnl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gnl. Exact location of event, longitude 140.7826 East, latitude 35.9977 North, depth = 20.21 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:33:35 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 20.21 km (13 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Koshigaya (c. 317 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Koga, Hatogaya-honchō, Satte (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 five and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km ENE of Kashima-shi, Japan.
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