A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 141.4232° East, 37.3428° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007e20. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007e20. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:32:58 / 11:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 02:32:58 / November 23, 2016 @ 2:32 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takahagi, Hobaramachi, Sukagawa (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 twenty-four, in the last 10 days fifty-three, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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