A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.47 km (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:37:04 / 4:37 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/04/18 / 2018-04-04 07:37:04 / April 4, 2018 @ 7:37 am. Exact location of event, depth 38.47 km, 141.7367° East, 37.4399° North. Event id: us1000de33. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000de33.
Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwaki, Namie (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km E of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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