A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Namie in Japan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:04:44 / 7:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.3529 East, latitude 37.2909 North, depth = 24.05 km. Unique identifier: us1000873g. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000873g. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 10:04:44 / March 5, 2017 @ 10:04 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.05 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (31 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Watari, Fukushima-shi, Hobaramachi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fifty-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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