A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Hasaki in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 02:05:20 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008ttd. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008ttd. 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: 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 17:05:20 / March 15, 2017 @ 5:05 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.14 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 50.14 km, 141.0449° East, 35.9337° North.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moriya, Abiko, Makabe. Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sakura (c. 182 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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