A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 06:18:16 / March 12, 2017 @ 6:18 am. The temblor was detected at 15:18:16 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.3578 East, latitude 37.2306 North, depth = 41.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.48 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088h2. Id of event: us100088h2.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marumori, Nihommatsu, Motomiya. Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop).
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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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