A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 141.4716 East, latitude 37.0478 North, depth = 52.75 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:08:07 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 00:08:07 / November 22, 2016 @ 12:08 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 52.75 km (33 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007dsi. Event ids that are associated: us10007dsi.
Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sukagawa, Miharu, Ishikawa. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-nine, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight 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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