A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan. Event id: us2000axcn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000axcn. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 140.5685° East, 36.9167° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/10/17 / 2017-10-01 01:25:07 / October 1, 2017 @ 1:25 am. The temblor was detected at 10:25:07 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naka, Kitakata, Hobaramachi. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 21 km NW of Kitaibaraki, Japan.
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