A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Namie in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 00:29:53 / 12:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.5056 East, latitude 37.2667 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 15:29:53 / November 22, 2016 @ 3:29 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007dtr. Id of event: us10007dtr.
The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Miharu (c. 19 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishikawa, Takahagi, Miharu (min 5000 pop). 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-eight, in the last 10 days seventy-one, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km ESE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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