A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Ichihara in Japan on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us70009aif. Event ids that are associated: us70009aif. 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 69.04 km (43 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 16:57:08 / May 5, 2020 @ 4:57 pm. The temblor was picked up at 01:57:08 / 1:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 69.04 km, 140.0966° East, 35.5458° North.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōtsuki, Ashikaga, Hakone (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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