A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.25 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:25:02 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/09/17 / 2017-09-17 09:25:02 / September 17, 2017 @ 9:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 141.1286° East, 37.4264° North, depth 52.25 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000apgy. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000apgy.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rifu, Hitachi, Daigo. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, 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 has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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