A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Namie in Japan. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:37:32 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.71 km (8 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 earthquake, longitude 141.707 East, latitude 37.5258 North, depth = 12.71 km. Global time and date of event 01/11/16 / 2016-11-01 22:37:32 / November 1, 2016 @ 10:37 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100073ks. Id of event: us100073ks.
The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Marumori (c. 16 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Funehikimachi-funehiki, Iwanuma, Kakuda (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km E of Namie, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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