A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us10007rdp. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007rdp. The epicenter was at a depth of 32.32 km (20 miles). Global time and date of event 19/12/16 / 2016-12-19 21:46:59 / December 19, 2016 @ 9:46 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.3641° East, 37.0838° North, depth 32.32 km. The temblor was detected at 06:46:59 / 6:46 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kōriyama, Sukagawa, Miharu. Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days eighty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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