A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 14:07:15 / 2:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.94 km (25 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 141.2019 East, latitude 36.463 North, depth = 40.94 km. Global time and date of event 09/02/17 / 2017-02-09 05:07:15 / February 9, 2017 @ 5:07 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20008imm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008imm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Motegi, Sawara, Ishioka (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Katori-shi (c. 83 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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