A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Iwai in Japan on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 63.3 km (39 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 139.8955° East, latitude 36.0912° North, depth = 63.3 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:44:35 / 6:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/03/18 / 2018-03-26 09:44:35 / March 26, 2018 @ 9:44 am. Id of earthquake: us1000d9ag. Event ids that are associated: us1000d9ag.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kamakura, Yokosuka, Fujisawa. Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 4 km N of Iwai, Japan.
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