A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Tokamachi in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/07/19 / 2019-07-01 15:20:53 / July 1, 2019 @ 3:20 pm. Id of earthquake: us70004hw5. Event ids that are associated: us70004hw5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 138.7168 East, latitude 37.1172 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:20:53 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Niigata-shi (c. 505 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Nagano-shi (c. 360 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Maebashi-shi (c. 282 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Takasaki (c. 240 900 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Jōetsu (c. 204 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Nagaoka (c. 195 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suibara, Komoro, Niigata-shi (min 5000 pop). 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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