A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Namie in Japan on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 141.5831° East, latitude 37.4173° North, depth = 6.7 km. Global time and date of event 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 08:15:48 / December 8, 2016 @ 8:15 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:15:48 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20007z3w. Unique identifier: us20007z3w.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Miharu (c. 19 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Marumori (c. 16 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miharu, Kakuda, Watari.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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