A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.12 km (15 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:39:54 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007b9q. Id of event: us10007b9q. Exact location of earthquake, 141.419° East, 37.2272° North, depth 24.12 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 23:39:54 / November 21, 2016 @ 11:39 pm.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Watari, Fukushima-shi, Hobaramachi (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 46 km SE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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