A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 21:38:09 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.56 km (23 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/11/17 / 2017-11-03 12:38:09 / November 3, 2017 @ 12:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.5589 East, latitude 36.8775 North, depth = 36.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bhpr. Unique identifier: us2000bhpr.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishige, Ami, Naka. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km WNW of Kitaibaraki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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