A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Yachimata in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bbhd. Id of event: us6000bbhd. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/08/20 / 2020-08-09 12:54:33 / August 9, 2020 @ 12:54 pm. The temblor was detected at 12:54:33 / 12:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 140.2492° East, 35.6382° North, depth 58.73 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.73 km (36 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 51 km (31 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Funaishikawa, Sano, Mibu (min 5000 pop). Close 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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