A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Yachimata in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008m6r. Id of event: us10008m6r. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 10:30:32 / April 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.2551 East, latitude 35.6083 North, depth = 57.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.94 km (36 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:30:32 / 7:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mashiko, Tatebayashi, Itsukaichi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-eight 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km SW of Yachimata, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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