A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 66.7 km, 141.1783° East, 37.0914° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.7 km (41 miles). Event id: us10004g24. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g24. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 12:49:28 / January 16, 2016 @ 12:49 pm UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:49:28 / 9:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Funaishikawa, Nihommatsu, Motomiya (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 26 km E of Iwaki, Japan.
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