A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Mitsukaido in Japan on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.04 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.0051 East, latitude 36.0279 North, depth = 51.04 km. The temblor was reported at 06:55:04 / 6:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 21:55:04 / May 16, 2016 @ 9:55 pm. Id of earthquake: us10005htn. Event ids that are associated: us10005htn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chigasaki, Isehara, Yoshii. Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 2 km ENE of Mitsukaido, Japan.
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