A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Oami in Japan on Saturday. Event id: us10007sfp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007sfp. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78.79 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:47:40 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 140.302° East, 35.5519° North, depth 78.79 km. Global time and date of event 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 11:47:40 / December 24, 2016 @ 11:47 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close 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 Itsukaichi, Morohongō, Ninomiya. Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 4 km NNW of Oami, Japan.
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