A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Namie in Japan. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:46:58 / 11:46 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35.9 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 14:46:58 / November 23, 2016 @ 2:46 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 141.5816° East, latitude 37.2514° North, depth = 35.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007e2h. Id of event: us10007e2h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Funehikimachi-funehiki, Kitaibaraki, Iwaki. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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