A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us20008j2b. Event ids that are associated: us20008j2b. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 21:38:59 / February 10, 2017 @ 9:38 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.3539 East, latitude 37.1571 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 06:38:59 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kōriyama, Hitachi, Sukagawa (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five 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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