A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Namie in Japan on Friday. Id of earthquake: us10007m60. Event ids that are associated: us10007m60. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 02:27:37 / December 23, 2016 @ 2:27 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 28.5 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 28.5 km, 141.4738° East, 37.4467° North. The temblor was picked up at 11:27:37 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kitaibaraki, Shiroishi, Ishikawa (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-three 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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