A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Namie in Japan on Friday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:09:27 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 16.67 km, 141.314° East, 37.3434° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10007c6n. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007c6n. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16.67 km (10 miles). Global time and date of event 25/11/16 / 2016-11-25 00:09:27 / November 25, 2016 @ 12:09 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shiroishi, Ōkawara, Iwanuma. Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 31 km ESE of Namie, Japan.
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