A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.81 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.1779 East, latitude 36.7583 North, depth = 37.81 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005dfs. Unique identifier: us20005dfs. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/03/16 / 2016-03-25 14:55:19 / March 25, 2016 @ 2:55 pm. The temblor was reported at 23:55:19 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Funehikimachi-funehiki, Motegi, Karasuyama (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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