A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 17:59:41 / February 3, 2016 @ 5:59 pm. Id of earthquake: us20004wwt. Event ids that are associated: us20004wwt. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:59:41 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.1079 East, latitude 36.8843 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nihommatsu, Ōtawara, Kuroiso (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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