A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Oarai in Japan on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 140.7771° East, latitude 36.2855° North, depth = 34.99 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005zcr. Unique identifier: us10005zcr. Global time and date of event 01/07/16 / 2016-07-01 23:49:40 / July 1, 2016 @ 11:49 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.99 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:49:40 / 8:49 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kashiwa (c. 340 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yaita, Tochigi, Ōtawara (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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