A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Shiroi in Japan on Saturday. Global time and date of event 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 05:10:28 / February 6, 2021 @ 5:10 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 05:10:28 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 140.1127 East, latitude 35.7373 North, depth = 63.88 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000df14. Unique identifier: us6000df14. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.88 km (40 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yorii, Ninomiya, Ōta. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-three 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km SSE of Shiroi, Japan.
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