A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Namie in Japan on Monday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:03:27 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 19.84 km, 141.8349° East, 37.4883° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/02/16 / 2016-02-21 18:03:27 / February 21, 2016 @ 6:03 pm. Id of earthquake: us10004rjl. Event ids that are associated: us10004rjl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.84 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwaki, Namie (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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