A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Katsuura in Japan on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.9 km (44 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 70.9 km, 140.317° East, 34.9812° North. The temblor was picked up at 10:48:34 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/09/20 / 2020-09-20 10:48:34 / September 20, 2020 @ 10:48 am. Id of earthquake: us7000bqgi. Event ids that are associated: us7000bqgi.
Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yokosuka (c. 429 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zama, Atsugi, Omigawa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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