A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Mitsukaido in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 10:26:57 / February 7, 2016 @ 10:26 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:26:57 / 7:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004yin. Id of event: us20004yin. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.94 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 139.9827° East, 36.0021° North, depth 49.94 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōtawara, Hiratsuka, Takasaki (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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