A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Shiroi in Japan. The temblor was detected at 04:04:22 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 140.1308° East, 35.7423° North, depth 70.24 km. Unique identifier: us20009m19. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009m19. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 70.24 km (44 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/06/17 / 2017-06-12 19:04:22 / June 12, 2017 @ 7:04 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Utsunomiya-shi, Yorii, Ninomiya. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 8 km SE of Shiroi, Japan.
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