A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 47.54 km, 140.6659° East, 36.5357° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.54 km (30 miles). Global time and date of event 23/12/17 / 2017-12-23 12:54:06 / December 23, 2017 @ 12:54 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000bwid. Event ids that are associated: us1000bwid. The temblor was detected at 21:54:06 / 9:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abiko, Koga, Yōkaichiba. Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Oyama (c. 159 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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