A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tsukuba in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/10/16 / 2016-10-19 14:40:38 / October 19, 2016 @ 2:40 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53.8 km (33 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:40:38 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 53.8 km, 140.1581° East, 36.1413° North. 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: us20007fca. Unique identifier: us20007fca.
The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tamamura, Kimitsu, Hachiōji (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km SE of Tsukuba, Japan.
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