A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Sakura 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 23:25:10 / 11:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 140.2258 East, latitude 35.7411 North, depth = 67.46 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67.46 km (42 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008knt. Id of event: us20008knt. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 14:25:10 / February 18, 2017 @ 2:25 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ogawa, Menuma, Hiratsuka. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km NNW of Sakura, Japan.
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