A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Katori-shi in Japan. Unique identifier: us20008sp2. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008sp2. Global time and date of event 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 13:00:26 / March 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:00:26 / 10:00 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 56.63 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 140.4554° East, 35.9528° North, depth 56.63 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitaibaraki, Sakado, Sayama (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 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 two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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