A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Namie in Japan on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 00:49:16 / November 22, 2016 @ 12:49 am. Event id: us10007dsk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007dsk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:49:16 / 9:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.558° East, 37.5365° North, depth 34.76 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.76 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Hobaramachi (c. 24 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ōkawara (c. 23 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miharu, Hobaramachi, Ōkawara.
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-three, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days sixty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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