A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Shizuoka-shi in Japan on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 210.56 km (131 miles). The temblor was reported at 20:54:50 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 138.5087° East, latitude 34.8799° North, depth = 210.56 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/09/17 / 2017-09-25 11:54:50 / September 25, 2017 @ 11:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000b0h7. Event ids that are associated: us2000b0h7.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Shizuoka-shi (c. 701 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hamamatsu (c. 605 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hiratsuka (c. 259 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Fuji (c. 240 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Numazu (c. 204 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Odawara (c. 203 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isehara, Shinshiro, Nirasaki (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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