A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Namie in Japan on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 93.45 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:06:07 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/01/17 / 2017-01-11 00:06:07 / January 11, 2017 @ 12:06 am. Exact location of earthquake, 140.8077° East, 37.4505° North, depth 93.45 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007vpl. Event ids that are associated: us10007vpl.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sendai-shi, Kaminoyama, Sendai. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Yonezawa (c. 94 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six 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.
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