A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Noshiro in Japan on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, 140.0305° East, 40.2766° North, depth 173.69 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10007tc6. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007tc6. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/17 / 2017-01-15 04:36:35 / January 15, 2017 @ 4:36 am UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:36:35 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 173.69 km (108 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kakunodatemachi, Aomori Shi, Goshogawara (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Noshiromachi (c. 51 100 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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