A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 23:54:45 / 11:54 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 14:54:45 / February 26, 2017 @ 2:54 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20008mip. Event ids that are associated: us20008mip. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.31 km (36 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 141.2018° East, 37.2225° North, depth 58.31 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Watari, Kakuda, Daigo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 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 two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km NE of Iwaki, Japan.
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