A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.37 km (34 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000bs69. Event ids that are associated: us2000bs69. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:25:14 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/11/17 / 2017-11-21 00:25:14 / November 21, 2017 @ 12:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 140.7814 East, latitude 36.5821 North, depth = 54.37 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hasaki, Kanuma, Oyama. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 11 km E of Hitachi, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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