A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Shiroi in Japan. Global time and date of event 08/10/19 / 2019-10-08 19:58:30 / October 8, 2019 @ 7:58 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:58:30 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005sbf. Unique identifier: us70005sbf. The epicenter was at a depth of 72.98 km (45 miles). Exact location, longitude 140.1081° East, latitude 35.7384° North, depth = 72.98 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kanuma, Ōmiya, Utsunomiya-shi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 7 km SSE of Shiroi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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