A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Iwai in Japan on Friday. Exact location, longitude 139.9243° East, latitude 36.0704° North, depth = 60.88 km. The temblor was detected at 01:29:54 / 1:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.88 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 16:29:54 / March 23, 2017 @ 4:29 pm. Id of earthquake: us20008u2t. Event ids that are associated: us20008u2t.
Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop). 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 Zushi, Kanekomachi, Kamakura.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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