A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Namie in Japan. The temblor was reported at 02:35:17 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007ugr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ugr. Exact location, longitude 141.2345° East, latitude 37.2633° North, depth = 37.42 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.42 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/01/17 / 2017-01-04 17:35:17 / January 4, 2017 @ 5:35 pm.
Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Watari, Hitachi, Kakuda. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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