A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tsukuba in Japan on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 13:28:49 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 140.0558° East, 36.1851° North, depth 47.6 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006mlm. Id of event: us10006mlm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.6 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/09/16 / 2016-09-07 04:28:49 / September 7, 2016 @ 4:28 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Numata, Futtsu, Shibukawa (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-two 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 4 km WSW of Tsukuba, Japan.
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