A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes near the east coast of Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Honshu in Japan on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.5829 East, latitude 37.3912 North, depth = 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009ybg. Unique identifier: us20009ybg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:56:50 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 00:56:50 / July 20, 2017 @ 12:56 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Marumori (c. 16 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marumori, Funehikimachi-funehiki, Iwaki (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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