A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Kawaguchi in Japan on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 18:48:54 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 09:48:54 / February 23, 2020 @ 9:48 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73.56 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us600085ya. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600085ya. Exact location of earthquake, 140.0662° East, 35.1977° North, depth 73.56 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Itō, Itako, Kasukabe (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 11 km NNW of Kawaguchi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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