A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Mitsukaido in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43.59 km (27 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20006fax. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006fax. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/07/16 / 2016-07-17 04:24:02 / July 17, 2016 @ 4:24 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 13:24:02 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.961 East, latitude 36.0283 North, depth = 43.59 km.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōtsuki, Kawaguchi, Miura (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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. 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 WNW of Mitsukaido, Japan.
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