A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Sakura in Japan on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.9 km (36 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 11:34:41 / April 17, 2016 @ 11:34 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 57.9 km, 140.2345° East, 35.774° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:34:41 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005j7a. Unique identifier: us20005j7a.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hiratsuka, Isehara, Tateyama (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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