A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Yotsukaido in Japan on Tuesday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:30:40 / 8:30 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006p66. Unique identifier: us10006p66. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60.07 km (37 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.1401 East, latitude 35.7096 North, depth = 60.07 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 23:30:40 / September 12, 2016 @ 11:30 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Utsunomiya-shi, Ōmiya, Yorii (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 74 km (46 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 three and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 7 km NNW of Yotsukaido, Japan.
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