A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/03/17 / 2017-03-22 14:47:22 / March 22, 2017 @ 2:47 pm. The temblor was picked up at 23:47:22 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.0511 East, latitude 36.6681 North, depth = 50.71 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008twn. Id of event: us20008twn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.71 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Namie, Sukagawa, Ishioka (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 29 km ESE of Kitaibaraki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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