A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Asahi in Japan. Exact location, longitude 140.6469° East, latitude 35.6168° North, depth = 40.02 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.02 km (25 miles). Unique identifier: us10004gtq. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004gtq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 15:12:55 / January 24, 2016 @ 3:12 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:12:55 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tanashichō, Ageoshimo, Nishi-Tokyo-shi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 11 km S of Asahi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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