A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kawaguchi in Japan on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 15:15:33 / March 21, 2017 @ 3:15 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 00:15:33 / 12:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 140.1483° East, 35.0369° North, depth 77.12 km. Id of earthquake: us20008tlh. Event ids that are associated: us20008tlh. The epicenter was at a depth of 77.12 km (48 miles).
The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abiko, Odawara, Sōka.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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