A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Ichihara in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000byzd. Unique identifier: us1000byzd. Global time and date of event 02/01/18 / 2018-01-02 10:48:39 / January 2, 2018 @ 10:48 am UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:48:39 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 140.0138 East, latitude 35.5521 North, depth = 37.12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.12 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Menuma, Sano, Tomobe. The epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 six and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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