A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Fujishiro in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.94 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 00:37:54 / 12:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a5jp. Id of event: us2000a5jp. Exact location of earthquake, 140.1449° East, 35.907° North, depth 56.94 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 15:37:54 / August 1, 2017 @ 3:37 pm.
The epicenter was 47 km (30 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chigasaki, Honjō, Kiryū. Nearby 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km ESE of Fujishiro, Japan.
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