A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Shimoda in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/05/17 / 2017-05-22 03:25:47 / May 22, 2017 @ 3:25 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 12:25:47 / 12:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 139.425° East, 34.4584° North, depth 10.85 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008u36. Event ids that are associated: us10008u36. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.85 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chigasaki, Hiratsuka, Kamakura (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Yokosuka (c. 429 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hiratsuka (c. 259 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Chigasaki (c. 231 700 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Numazu (c. 204 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Odawara (c. 203 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kamakura (c. 166 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mishima (c. 113 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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