A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Chiba-shi in Japan on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 16:01:57 / November 16, 2016 @ 4:01 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0014cs4. Unique identifier: usa0014cs4. The epicenter was at a depth of 61.26 km (38 miles). Exact location of event, depth 61.26 km, 140.1729° East, 35.5829° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:01:57 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tochigi, Kaminokawa, Sano (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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