A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Mitsukaidō in Japan on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 23:18:20 / December 16, 2020 @ 11:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 23:18:20 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.75 km (49 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 140.0254 East, latitude 36.0454 North, depth = 78.75 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000crpk. Unique identifier: us7000crpk.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōtawara, Yokosuka, Atsugi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-one 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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