A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Shiroi in Japan on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 71.86 km, 140.1438° East, 35.7919° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009yur. Id of event: us20009yur. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 71.86 km (45 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 07:07:46 / July 21, 2017 @ 7:07 am. The temblor was reported at 16:07:46 / 4:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ninomiya, Sakai-nakajima, Hadano (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 7 km E of Shiroi, Japan.
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