A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ohara in Japan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:38:32 / 2:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 140.4032° East, 35.3486° North, depth 59.01 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008k7b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008k7b. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.01 km (37 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 17:38:32 / February 2, 2017 @ 5:38 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hiratsuka, Higashimurayama-shi, Atsugi. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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