A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Omigawa in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008scs. Unique identifier: us20008scs. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 07:30:33 / March 15, 2017 @ 7:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 140.7033° East, latitude 35.84° North, depth = 63.08 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 63.08 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 16:30:33 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kimitsu, Tokyo, Iwatsuki (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 7 km E of Omigawa, Japan.
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