A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Komae in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 11:58:19 / April 14, 2016 @ 11:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 139.6371 East, latitude 35.5986 North, depth = 46.69 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.69 km (29 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:58:19 / 8:58 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i5r. Id of event: us20005i5r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōmamachō-ōmama, Kōfu-shi, Kaminokawa. Earthquake epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km SE of Komae, Japan.
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