A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:43:59 / 12:43 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 56.25 km (35 miles). Event id: us10004998. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004998. Exact location of event, depth 56.25 km, 141.4846° East, 37.8017° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/15 / 2015-12-21 15:43:59 / December 21, 2015 @ 3:43 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kogota, Fukushima-shi, Funehikimachi-funehiki (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 55 km NE of Namie, Japan.
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