A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 45.74 km (28 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/16 / 2016-03-19 12:58:40 / March 19, 2016 @ 12:58 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 141.252° East, 36.7374° North, depth 45.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005bss. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005bss. The temblor was detected at 21:58:40 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 48 km (30 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Okunoya, Namie, Ishikawa.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km E of Kitaibaraki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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