A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Namie in Japan on Monday. Unique identifier: us1000bmd4. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bmd4. The temblor was picked up at 14:06:47 / 2:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.52 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/11/17 / 2017-11-27 05:06:47 / November 27, 2017 @ 5:06 am. Exact location of event, longitude 141.1304 East, latitude 37.583 North, depth = 31.52 km.
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kitaibaraki, Takahata, Yamoto. Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (49 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 15 km NE of Namie, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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