A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Hitachi in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a63g. Id of event: us2000a63g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 140.6025° East, 36.5439° North, depth 64.06 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:55:19 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/08/17 / 2017-08-04 22:55:19 / August 4, 2017 @ 10:55 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.06 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fujioka, Nikkō, Koga.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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