A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Iwai in Japan. Exact location, longitude 139.9253° East, latitude 36.0123° North, depth = 42.73 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005gti. Unique identifier: us20005gti. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.73 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/04/16 / 2016-04-10 14:32:42 / April 10, 2016 @ 2:32 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:32:42 / 11:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 42 km (26 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chigasaki, Isehara, Takasaki (min 5000 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 fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 4 km SSE of Iwai, Japan.
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