A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Iwai in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 44.9 km (28 miles). Event id: us20006ujq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006ujq. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:46:28 / 10:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/08/16 / 2016-08-27 13:46:28 / August 27, 2016 @ 1:46 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 139.8952° East, latitude 36.0585° North, depth = 44.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hiratsuka, Annaka, Shibukawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 1 km NNW of Iwai, Japan.
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