A earthquake magnitude 6.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.35 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Namie in Japan (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:59:49 / 5:59 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 20:59:49 / November 21, 2016 @ 8:59 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: at00oh0fnm, pt16326050, us10007b88. Unique identifier: us10007b88. Exact location of event, depth 11.35 km, 141.4025° East, 37.3917° North.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōarai, Tendō, Karasuyama. Event epicenter was 107 km (67 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 131 km (82 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 136 km (85 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km ESE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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