A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Namie in Japan on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000abe5. Unique identifier: us2000abe5. Exact location, longitude 141.6287° East, latitude 37.4931° North, depth = 37.84 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.84 km (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/08/17 / 2017-08-24 17:18:53 / August 24, 2017 @ 5:18 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:18:53 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Marumori (c. 16 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwanuma, Funehikimachi-funehiki, Kakuda.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 55 km E of Namie, Japan.
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