A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Katori-shi in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.4573 East, latitude 35.8699 North, depth = 87.72 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006mrv. Id of event: us10006mrv. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 16:42:45 / September 4, 2016 @ 4:42 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 87.72 km (55 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:42:45 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gyōda, Sayama, Fukiage-fujimi. Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km SW of Katori-shi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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