A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Namie in Japan. The temblor was reported at 06:28:25 / 6:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 21:28:25 / November 21, 2016 @ 9:28 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 141.2854° East, 37.328° North. Event id: us10007b8n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007b8n.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hitachi, Shiroishi, Iwanuma.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 30 km SE of Namie, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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