A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Namie in Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.96 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008id2. Event ids that are associated: us20008id2. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/17 / 2017-02-08 00:06:24 / February 8, 2017 @ 12:06 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 141.5451 East, latitude 37.268 North, depth = 34.96 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:06:24 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitaibaraki, Funehikimachi-funehiki, Iwaki. Close 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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