A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Namie in Japan on Friday. Global time and date of event 13/01/17 / 2017-01-13 01:20:53 / January 13, 2017 @ 1:20 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007t0e. Id of event: us10007t0e. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:20:53 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.4872 East, latitude 37.5026 North, depth = 13.76 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 13.76 km (9 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Motomiya, Shiroishi, Fukushima-shi.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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