A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kawasaki in Japan on Friday. Global time and date of event 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 22:41:47 / February 4, 2016 @ 10:41 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 07:41:47 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20004xxu. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004xxu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.6355 East, latitude 35.564 North, depth = 31.56 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.56 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomioka, Kashima-shi, Fujinomiya (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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