A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Toride in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:38:43 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 140.1037° East, latitude 35.888° North, depth = 52.73 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/07/16 / 2016-07-20 02:38:43 / July 20, 2016 @ 2:38 am. Unique identifier: us20006g12. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006g12. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 52.73 km (33 miles).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kodamachō-kodamaminami, Chichibu, Hitachi. Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop).
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 twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 2 km SE of Toride, Japan.
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