A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Inashiki in Japan on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.2939 East, latitude 35.9965 North, depth = 70.78 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/10/17 / 2017-10-08 14:54:25 / October 8, 2017 @ 2:54 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000arn0. Unique identifier: us1000arn0. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:54:25 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 70.78 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōme, Yokosuka, Kiryū. Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 5 km NNW of Inashiki, Japan.
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