A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Namie in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hdf. Id of event: us20008hdf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 14.91 km, 141.3588° East, 37.308° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 14:15:32 / February 3, 2017 @ 2:15 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.91 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:15:32 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hitachi, Shiroishi, Ōkawara (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km ESE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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