A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Ichihara in Japan. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:16:24 / 5:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 140.106 East, latitude 35.544 North, depth = 67.89 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007eul. Unique identifier: us10007eul. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/12/16 / 2016-12-02 20:16:24 / December 2, 2016 @ 8:16 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.89 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 41 km (25 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sano, Ōarai, Kasama (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km NE of Ichihara, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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