A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact location, longitude 141.3519° East, latitude 37.3847° North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:23:17 / 8:23 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007b9j. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007b9j. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 23:23:17 / November 21, 2016 @ 11:23 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiroishi, Takahagi, Ōkawara (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 nine, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km ESE of Namie, Japan.
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