A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Wako in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 139.6152 East, latitude 35.7719 North, depth = 48.83 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 48.83 km (30 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/09/17 / 2017-09-14 00:27:23 / September 14, 2017 @ 12:27 am. Unique identifier: us2000am0x. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000am0x. The temblor was picked up at 09:27:23 / 9:27 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 11 km (7 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mito-shi, Motegi, Mishima (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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