A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Namie in Japan on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/09/16 / 2016-09-29 11:57:36 / September 29, 2016 @ 11:57 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.32 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10006tsc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006tsc. Exact location of event, longitude 141.7563 East, latitude 37.4943 North, depth = 9.32 km. The temblor was reported at 20:57:36 / 8:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwaki, Namie.
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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km E of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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