A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Asahi in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.54 km (36 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/03/17 / 2017-03-22 13:50:14 / March 22, 2017 @ 1:50 pm. The temblor was detected at 22:50:14 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 140.6496 East, latitude 35.6388 North, depth = 57.54 km. Event id: us20008twh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008twh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwase, Funaishikawa, Sakai (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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