A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Shiroi in Japan. The temblor was reported at 18:11:34 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109.71 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000a7zp. Event ids that are associated: us2000a7zp. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/08/17 / 2017-08-14 09:11:34 / August 14, 2017 @ 9:11 am. Exact location, longitude 140.0929° East, latitude 35.8071° North, depth = 109.71 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitachi, Ōmamachō-ōmama, Ujiie (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 six and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km ENE of Shiroi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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