A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Iwai in Japan. Unique identifier: us60006ap7. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006ap7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 139.9254 East, latitude 36.0062 North, depth = 49.71 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/11/19 / 2019-11-03 14:55:45 / November 3, 2019 @ 2:55 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:55:45 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.71 km (31 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōiso, Ōtawara, Tomioka. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (25 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km SSE of Iwai, Japan.
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