A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Chiba-shi in Japan on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65.4 km (41 miles). Exact location of event, depth 65.4 km, 140.1472° East, 35.5555° North. Event id: us1000d5zx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d5zx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 03:59:05 / March 18, 2018 @ 3:59 am. The temblor was picked up at 12:59:05 / 12:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tatebayashi, Kumagaya, Uenohara.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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