A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Oarai in Japan on Wednesday. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:44:14 / 9:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 140.846° East, 36.2912° North, depth 45.78 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100085va. Id of event: us100085va. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.78 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 00:44:14 / March 1, 2017 @ 12:44 am.
Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abiko, Yūki, Narutō (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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