A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 39.58 km, 140.8909° East, 35.646° North. Id of earthquake: us1000870y. Event ids that are associated: us1000870y. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:18:54 / 10:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 01:18:54 / March 5, 2017 @ 1:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.58 km (25 miles).
The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Sōka (c. 231 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sōka, Iwai, Kasama (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-four 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km SSE of Hasaki, Japan.
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