A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Namie in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 22:55:37 / 10:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000cnql. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cnql. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.1264 East, latitude 37.5482 North, depth = 58.91 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/18 / 2018-01-24 13:55:37 / January 24, 2018 @ 1:55 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.91 km (37 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Matsushima, Kitaibaraki, Inawashiro. Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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