A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Kawaguchi in Japan on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/19 / 2019-01-07 16:35:26 / January 7, 2019 @ 4:35 pm. The temblor was picked up at 01:35:26 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.84 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.0245 East, latitude 35.0089 North, depth = 48.84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j14f. Id of event: us2000j14f.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Higashimurayama-shi, Asahi, Asaka (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 12 km SW of Kawaguchi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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