A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007c0i. Id of event: us10007c0i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.84 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 13:48:10 / 1:48 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/11/16 / 2016-11-24 04:48:10 / November 24, 2016 @ 4:48 am. Exact location of event, longitude 141.243 East, latitude 37.2384 North, depth = 24.84 km.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiroishi, Ōkawara, Daigo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 eighteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km SE of Namie, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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