A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Sunday. Unique identifier: us1000athq. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000athq. Exact location, longitude 140.6171° East, latitude 36.6452° North, depth = 67.8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67.8 km (42 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:43:09 / 7:43 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/10/17 / 2017-10-15 10:43:09 / October 15, 2017 @ 10:43 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nikkō, Funehikimachi-funehiki, Miharu (min 5000 pop).
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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 5 km NNW of Hitachi, Japan.
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