A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Namie in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008tmx. Unique identifier: us20008tmx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/03/17 / 2017-03-22 00:21:05 / March 22, 2017 @ 12:21 am. The temblor was picked up at 09:21:05 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.3897 East, latitude 37.4334 North, depth = 37.03 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.03 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiroishi, Kitaibaraki, Sukagawa. Epicenter of the event was 62 km (38 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km E of Namie, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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