A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:31:06 / 10:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 73.02 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/11/17 / 2017-11-02 13:31:06 / November 2, 2017 @ 1:31 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 140.8181 East, latitude 36.8487 North, depth = 73.02 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bfki. Unique identifier: us2000bfki.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shimodate, Kaminokawa, Makabe (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km NE of Kitaibaraki, Japan.
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