A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ohara in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005kex. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005kex. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:24:17 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.05 km (27 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/04/16 / 2016-04-13 16:24:17 / April 13, 2016 @ 4:24 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 140.3276 East, latitude 35.2423 North, depth = 44.05 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yono, Shiki, Isehara (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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