A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:46:08 / 4:46 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008j3b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008j3b. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 19:46:08 / April 19, 2017 @ 7:46 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 140.6046° East, 36.7979° North.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kashima-shi, Ami, Naka (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 13 km W of Kitaibaraki, Japan.
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