A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.2808 East, latitude 37.2304 North, depth = 35.24 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/11/16 / 2016-11-24 16:55:58 / November 24, 2016 @ 4:55 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.24 km (22 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:55:58 / 1:55 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007c4d. Id of event: us10007c4d.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Daigo, Watari, Kakuda. Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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 SE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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