A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Exact location, longitude 141.3466° East, latitude 37.1568° North, depth = 46.97 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:18:17 / 1:18 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002ppl. Id of event: us20002ppl. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.97 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/06/15 / 2015-06-14 04:18:17 / June 14, 2015 @ 4:18 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Motomiya, Kōriyama, Hitachi. The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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