A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Sakai in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.08 km (39 miles). Unique identifier: us60006qnb. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006qnb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:12:56 / 6:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 62.08 km, 139.8183° East, 36.1614° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/12/19 / 2019-12-04 09:12:56 / December 4, 2019 @ 9:12 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimitsu, Kuroiso, Atsugi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 7 km NNE of Sakai, Japan.
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