A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Iwai in Japan. Exact location, longitude 139.8702° East, latitude 36.032° North, depth = 58.71 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 58.71 km (36 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:40:44 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/17 / 2017-10-17 22:40:44 / October 17, 2017 @ 10:40 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000awlx. Id of event: us1000awlx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (26 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōiso, Hadano, Hitachi. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km SW of Iwai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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