A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, 141.299° East, 37.0351° North, depth 44.33 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:24:18 / 8:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.33 km (28 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 23:24:18 / April 17, 2016 @ 11:24 pm. Unique identifier: us20005jbc. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005jbc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Funaishikawa, Kōriyama, Daigo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Funaishikawa (c. 35 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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