A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 140.5719 East, latitude 36.8031 North, depth = 22.97 km. Global time and date of event 01/04/17 / 2017-04-01 11:28:31 / April 1, 2017 @ 11:28 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.97 km (14 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:28:31 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008dsx. Unique identifier: us10008dsx.
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 Oyama, Tochigi, Nihommatsu. Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 16 km W of Kitaibaraki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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