A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Sayama in Japan on Sunday. Event id: us2000apln. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000apln. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 21:58:25 / September 16, 2017 @ 9:58 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69 km (43 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 139.4212 East, latitude 35.859 North, depth = 69 km. The temblor was detected at 06:58:25 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nakanojōmachi, Tomobe, Kasama (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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