A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Katsuura in Japan. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:10:26 / 3:10 am (local time epicenter). 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 53.83 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008ryd. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ryd. Exact location, longitude 140.3378° East, latitude 34.7581° North, depth = 53.83 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/17 / 2017-05-09 18:10:26 / May 9, 2017 @ 6:10 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zushi, Hayama, Tōgane (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Yokosuka (c. 429 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ichihara (c. 283 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Kisarazu (c. 122 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Mobara (c. 97 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kimitsu (c. 92 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tōgane (c. 66 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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