A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Ōarai in Japan on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.1 km (50 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:32:24 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000c5l1. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c5l1. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/10/20 / 2020-10-05 02:32:24 / October 5, 2020 @ 2:32 am. Exact location of earthquake, 140.8268° East, 36.3021° North, depth 81.1 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Funabashi (c. 560 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Matsudo (c. 470 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kurihashi, Satte, Funabashi (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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