A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Namie in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007bsa. Id of event: us10007bsa. Exact location of event, depth 12.31 km, 141.4653° East, 37.4051° North. The temblor was picked up at 23:20:06 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 14:20:06 / November 23, 2016 @ 2:20 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.31 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shiroishi, Sukagawa, Ōkawara.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 42 km ESE of Namie, Japan.
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