A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Katsuura in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.49 km (48 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 17:39:01 / April 17, 2017 @ 5:39 pm. The temblor was detected at 02:39:01 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008idv. Id of event: us10008idv. Exact location, longitude 140.401° East, latitude 34.58° North, depth = 76.49 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kisarazu, Futtsu, Kimitsu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (61 miles) from Kisarazu (c. 122 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kimitsu (c. 92 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Futtsu (c. 51 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Miura (c. 51 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tateyama (c. 50 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 29 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km S of Katsuura, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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