A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:34:09 / 5:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 40.02 km, 141.9489° East, 37.486° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.02 km (25 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/10/17 / 2017-10-24 20:34:09 / October 24, 2017 @ 8:34 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000b04p. Event ids that are associated: us1000b04p.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Namie.
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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