A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 99.3 km (62 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 140.7843 East, latitude 36.7828 North, depth = 99.3 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 12:06:10 / April 3, 2018 @ 12:06 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000ddvk. Event ids that are associated: us1000ddvk. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:06:10 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shimodate, Tsukuba, Motomiya (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km E of Kitaibaraki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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