A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 53.48 km (33 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:00:34 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004cd5. Id of event: us10004cd5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 53.48 km, 141.2486° East, 36.8664° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 15:00:34 / January 8, 2016 @ 3:00 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mito-shi, Miharu, Sukagawa. The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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