A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Namie in Japan on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 141.4052° East, 37.2213° North, depth 40.69 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bq34. Unique identifier: us2000bq34. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/11/17 / 2017-11-17 01:02:48 / November 17, 2017 @ 1:02 am. The temblor was picked up at 10:02:48 / 10:02 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.69 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Watari, Fukushima-shi, Kakuda.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 46 km SE of Namie, Japan.
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