A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:19:57 / 2:19 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 05:19:57 / February 27, 2017 @ 5:19 am. Exact location of event, longitude 141.3787 East, latitude 37.3901 North, depth = 35 km. Id of earthquake: us20008mm2. Event ids that are associated: us20008mm2.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takahagi, Shiroishi, Ōkawara (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 35 km ESE of Namie, Japan.
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