A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Shiki in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/05/17 / 2017-05-28 06:18:21 / May 28, 2017 @ 6:18 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 125.37 km (78 miles). The temblor was reported at 15:18:21 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.606 East, latitude 35.8325 North, depth = 125.37 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008vve. Id of event: us10008vve. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Atami, Ōhara, Kōfu-shi (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-five 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km E of Shiki, Japan.
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