A major earthquake with magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Namie in Japan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Namie in Japan (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00oh0fnm, pt16326050. Id of event: at00oh0fnm. The temblor was picked up at 05:59:46 / 5:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 20:59:46 / November 21, 2016 @ 8:59 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.644 East, latitude 37.272 North, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 129 km (80 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 130 km (81 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 117 km (72 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 149 km (92 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 139 km (86 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 140 km (87 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mito-shi, Wakuya, Kuroiso. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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