A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Oarai in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 20:58:35 / 8:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.09 km (29 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 140.9763 East, latitude 36.3061 North, depth = 46.09 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 11:58:35 / February 3, 2017 @ 11:58 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20008htv. Event ids that are associated: us20008htv.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mitsukaidō, Yachimata, Sakura (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km E of Oarai, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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