A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ichihara in Japan. 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: 05/01/18 / 2018-01-05 15:54:14 / January 5, 2018 @ 3:54 pm. Unique identifier: us1000c14l. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000c14l. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:54:14 / 12:54 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 69.39 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 139.9929° East, 35.5827° North, depth 69.39 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitachi-Naka, Honjō, Kodamachō-kodamaminami (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearby 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 two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km NW of Ichihara, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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