A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Kawaguchi in Japan on Friday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:49:34 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 11:49:34 / August 23, 2019 @ 11:49 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us700057sc. Event ids that are associated: us700057sc. Exact location of earthquake, 140.0763° East, 35.2488° North, depth 10 km.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sugito, Yugawara, Kawagoe.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-nine 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 16 km N of Kawaguchi, Japan.
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