A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:16:15 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008kih. Unique identifier: us20008kih. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/02/17 / 2017-02-06 21:16:15 / February 6, 2017 @ 9:16 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.97 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 141.6848 East, latitude 37.571 North, depth = 46.97 km.
The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Marumori (c. 16 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwanuma, Iwaki, Kakuda (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 61 km E of Namie, Japan.
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