A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Kashima-shi in Japan on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.59 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/12/17 / 2017-12-02 16:17:37 / December 2, 2017 @ 4:17 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:17:37 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bkbf. Id of event: us1000bkbf. Exact location of earthquake, 141.1353° East, 36.0844° North, depth 44.59 km.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Makabe, Tsukuba, Fujishiro. The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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. 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: 46 km ENE of Kashima-shi, Japan.
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