A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Ohara in Japan on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/05/19 / 2019-05-31 22:58:08 / May 31, 2019 @ 10:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.9 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:58:08 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70003tzd. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003tzd. Exact location of event, depth 20.9 km, 140.422° East, 35.2782° North.
Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hino, Ishige, Isehara (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 4 km NE of Ohara, Japan.
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