A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Chiba-shi in Japan. The temblor was detected at 00:46:11 / 12:46 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 15:46:11 / April 14, 2017 @ 3:46 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.3 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008hkn. Id of event: us10008hkn. Exact location, longitude 140.1529° East, latitude 35.5954° North, depth = 66.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ogawa, Katsuta, Mooka (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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.
Did you feel it?
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: 2 km ESE of Chiba-shi, Japan.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.