A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Oarai in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:24:53 / 3:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.73 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 140.6746 East, latitude 36.2307 North, depth = 54.73 km. Global time and date of event 06/02/17 / 2017-02-06 06:24:53 / February 6, 2017 @ 6:24 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20008i0n. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008i0n.
The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Koshigaya (c. 317 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Koshigaya, Kurihashi, Kasukabe (min 5000 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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