A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Naka in Japan on Friday. Exact location, longitude 140.1218° East, latitude 36.0618° North, depth = 46.33 km. Id of earthquake: us2000bl61. Event ids that are associated: us2000bl61. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.33 km (29 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/11/17 / 2017-11-09 15:37:58 / November 9, 2017 @ 3:37 pm. The temblor was detected at 00:37:58 / 12:37 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chichibu, Tamamura, Ōhara (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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