A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.7 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 140.7556 East, latitude 35.7758 North, depth = 29.7 km. Unique identifier: us100072p4. Ids that are associated to the event: us100072p4. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:54:24 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/10/16 / 2016-10-24 01:54:24 / October 24, 2016 @ 1:54 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Koshigaya (c. 317 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kawaguchi, Kasukabe, Sakai. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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