A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Motegi in Japan. Global time and date of event 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 02:51:29 / May 1, 2017 @ 2:51 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 11:51:29 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008pt8. Unique identifier: us10008pt8. Exact location, longitude 140.1645° East, latitude 36.5703° North, depth = 115.78 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115.78 km (72 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isesaki, Matsudo, Hatogaya-honchō. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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