A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 03:36:33 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d6f5. Id of event: us2000d6f5. Exact location of event, depth 39.65 km, 141.4783° East, 37.1763° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/18 / 2018-02-12 18:36:33 / February 12, 2018 @ 6:36 pm. 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 39.65 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miharu, Ishikawa, Funehikimachi-funehiki. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Miharu (c. 19 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-six 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 quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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