A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Ishige in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.51 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000a3g4. Event ids that are associated: us2000a3g4. Exact location, longitude 140.0501° East, latitude 36.1084° North, depth = 50.51 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 22:15:56 / August 1, 2017 @ 10:15 pm. The temblor was detected at 07:15:56 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Uenohara, Zushi, Fujisawa.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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