A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 19:09:18 / 7:09 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 10:09:18 / April 23, 2017 @ 10:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 141.2148° East, latitude 37.2049° North, depth = 38.62 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.62 km (24 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008jzu. Unique identifier: us10008jzu.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kakuda, Daigo, Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 34 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan.
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