A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 49.08 km, 140.9955° East, 37.1499° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:50:30 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000auc1. Unique identifier: us1000auc1. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.08 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/10/17 / 2017-10-19 12:50:30 / October 19, 2017 @ 12:50 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Katsuta, Kakuda, Karasuyama.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km NE of Iwaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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