A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maebashi-shi in Japan on Friday. The temblor was reported at 16:02:19 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 07:02:19 / February 5, 2016 @ 7:02 am. Exact location of event, depth 141.55 km, 139.1131° East, 36.3624° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 141.55 km (88 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004y07. Id of event: us20004y07.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Karasuyama, Motegi, Suwa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km SE of Maebashi-shi, Japan.
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