A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 38.72 km (24 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:13:23 / 2:13 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, depth 38.72 km, 141.3087° East, 37.15° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 17:13:23 / January 24, 2016 @ 5:13 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004vgn. Unique identifier: us20004vgn.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nihommatsu, Motomiya, Kōriyama (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 39 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan.
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