A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ryugasaki in Japan. Global time and date of event 23/05/17 / 2017-05-23 09:23:15 / May 23, 2017 @ 9:23 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.61 km (43 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 140.2479° East, 35.9074° North, depth 69.61 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:23:15 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008uxg. Id of event: us10008uxg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daigo, Atsugi, Itsukaichi. Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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