A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Namie in Japan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:11:29 / 4:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.4054° East, latitude 37.4649° North, depth = 44.08 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.08 km (27 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000avsq. Id of event: us2000avsq. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/09/17 / 2017-09-28 07:11:29 / September 28, 2017 @ 7:11 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sendai-shi, Shiogama, Sendai (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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