A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Narashino in Japan on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/05/18 / 2018-05-03 17:17:43 / May 3, 2018 @ 5:17 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dxcj. Unique identifier: us1000dxcj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 65.45 km (41 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:17:43 / 2:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 140.0688° East, 35.6606° North, depth 65.45 km.
Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Odawara, Yorii, Ashikaga (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km SE of Narashino, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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