A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Ohara in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.4295 East, latitude 35.3266 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007tdf. Unique identifier: us70007tdf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:53:06 / 12:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/20 / 2020-02-20 03:53:06 / February 20, 2020 @ 3:53 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atsugi, Ishige, Iwatsuki. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km NNE of Ohara, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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