A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Oarai in Japan on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 02:20:10 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 34.51 km, 141.055° East, 36.3813° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 34.51 km (21 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 17:20:10 / February 25, 2017 @ 5:20 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us20008mkg. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008mkg.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yōkaichiba, Tsukuba, Naka. Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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