A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, 140.6045° East, 36.9548° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20003gun. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003gun. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:53:09 / 8:53 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/09/15 / 2015-09-05 23:53:09 / September 5, 2015 @ 11:53 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shimodate, Ishioka, Nikkō (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifty-two 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km NW of Kitaibaraki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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