A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:50:16 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 9.88 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 12:50:16 / November 27, 2016 @ 12:50 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 141.5531 East, latitude 37.3699 North, depth = 9.88 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007crb. Unique identifier: us10007crb.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Miharu (c. 19 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitaibaraki, Watari, Kakuda (min 5000 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 one, in the last 10 days twenty-two, 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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