A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Hasaki in Japan on Monday. 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: 31/12/17 / 2017-12-31 19:42:40 / December 31, 2017 @ 7:42 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.53 km (25 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:42:40 / 4:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.1012° East, 35.8497° North, depth 39.53 km. Id of earthquake: us1000byl4. Event ids that are associated: us1000byl4.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tsukuba, Abiko, Kasama (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 27 km ENE of Hasaki, Japan.
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