A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Yachimata in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.43 km (35 miles). Exact location, longitude 140.2952° East, latitude 35.6023° North, depth = 56.43 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:42:58 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10005jcf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005jcf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/05/16 / 2016-05-23 16:42:58 / May 23, 2016 @ 4:42 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōiso, Gyōda, Mooka. Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). 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 two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 5 km SSW of Yachimata, Japan.
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