A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Namie in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007bs0. Unique identifier: us10007bs0. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:02:32 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 141.423° East, latitude 37.2126° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 11:02:32 / November 23, 2016 @ 11:02 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kōriyama, Sukagawa, Miharu. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 48 km SE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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