A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Iwai in Japan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:45:05 / 1:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 139.9259° East, 36.084° North, depth 55.68 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a3yx. Unique identifier: us2000a3yx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.68 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/08/17 / 2017-08-03 04:45:05 / August 3, 2017 @ 4:45 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Annaka, Isehara, Hayama. Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km NNE of Iwai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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