A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007ryc. Unique identifier: us10007ryc. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.61 km (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 141.0213° East, 36.9032° North, depth 46.61 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/01/17 / 2017-01-08 04:15:41 / January 8, 2017 @ 4:15 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 13:15:41 / 1:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nihommatsu, Tomobe, Kasama (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 20 km (13 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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