A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Hitachi in Japan. Event id: us100076a4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100076a4. Global time and date of event 08/11/16 / 2016-11-08 12:43:20 / November 8, 2016 @ 12:43 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 141.1072° East, 36.4407° North. The temblor was detected at 21:43:20 / 9:43 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ami, Makabe, Iwase (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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