A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Yachimata in Japan on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 01:50:18 / February 19, 2016 @ 1:50 am. Event id: us10004qya. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qya. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.18 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 140.243° East, 35.6346° North, depth 53.18 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:50:18 / 10:50 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sano, Mibu, Tochigi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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