A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Namie in Japan. The temblor was detected at 13:23:29 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000889a. Unique identifier: us1000889a. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/03/17 / 2017-03-04 04:23:29 / March 4, 2017 @ 4:23 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.92 km (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 141.4081° East, 37.4523° North, depth 45.92 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishikawa, Kōriyama, Motomiya (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km E of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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