A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Ohara in Japan on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000esyk. Unique identifier: us1000esyk. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:09:09 / 11:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 140.4748 East, latitude 35.2611 North, depth = 20.52 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/18 / 2018-06-16 02:09:09 / June 16, 2018 @ 2:09 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.52 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Machida, Chigasaki, Wako (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kawaguchi (c. 468 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 8 km E of Ohara, Japan.
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