A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 141.5139 East, latitude 37.4865 North, depth = 41.63 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006dsv. Unique identifier: us10006dsv. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/08/16 / 2016-08-14 18:49:16 / August 14, 2016 @ 6:49 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.63 km (26 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:49:16 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Motomiya, Shiroishi, Fukushima-shi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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