A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Niihama in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:24:32 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 24.04 km (15 miles). Exact location, longitude 133.3692° East, latitude 33.8769° North, depth = 24.04 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/06/17 / 2017-06-14 10:24:32 / June 14, 2017 @ 10:24 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20009meg. Event ids that are associated: us20009meg.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Matsuyama (c. 443 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kurashiki (c. 437 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Fukuyama (c. 383 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Kōchi-shi (c. 335 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Takamatsu-shi (c. 334 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kure (c. 196 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kihoku-chō, Kamojimachō-jōgejima, Shido (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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