A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Namie in Japan on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 141.4326° East, 37.2667° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 21:49:05 / November 21, 2016 @ 9:49 pm. The temblor was detected at 06:49:05 / 6:49 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10007drm. Event ids that are associated: us10007drm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō, Kakuda, Motomiya. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 45 km ESE of Namie, Japan.
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