A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Daigo in Japan on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 4.12 km, 140.516° East, 36.7777° North. Global time and date of event 07/02/16 / 2016-02-07 01:09:48 / February 7, 2016 @ 1:09 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:09:48 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 4.12 km (3 miles). Event id: us20004ygs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ygs.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwai, Sano, Katori-shi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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