A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Nikko in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 114.2 km (71 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.5278 East, latitude 36.7373 North, depth = 114.2 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:22:52 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 21:22:52 / February 5, 2016 @ 9:22 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004y79. Id of event: us20004y79. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kawagoe (c. 337 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Maebashi-shi (c. 282 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Takasaki (c. 240 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tochio-honchō, Okunoya, Ishikawa (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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