A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Namie in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/11/17 / 2017-11-05 04:20:53 / November 5, 2017 @ 4:20 am. Exact location of event, depth 37.99 km, 141.4239° East, 37.3647° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.99 km (24 miles). Unique identifier: us2000birt. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000birt. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:20:53 / 1:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fukushima-shi, Sukagawa, Kōriyama (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five 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.
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