A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Daigo in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 140.28° East, 36.8923° North, depth 48.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006me2. Id of event: us60006me2. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/19 / 2019-12-05 13:35:22 / December 5, 2019 @ 1:35 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:35:22 / 10:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.9 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (31 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sakai, Tatebayashi, Ashikaga (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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