A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Oarai in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/15 / 2015-12-23 00:33:57 / December 23, 2015 @ 12:33 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.9145 East, latitude 36.3871 North, depth = 36.42 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10004b6p. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004b6p. The temblor was reported at 09:33:57 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.42 km (23 miles).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ujiie, Ishige, Kaminokawa.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km ENE of Oarai, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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