A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Namie in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 22:20:14 / April 8, 2017 @ 10:20 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:20:14 / 7:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.5045 East, latitude 37.5413 North, depth = 42.7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008fxn. Unique identifier: us10008fxn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 42.7 km (27 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Matsushima, Kōriyama, Rifu. The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 45 km E of Namie, Japan.
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