A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/08/18 / 2018-08-01 04:01:51 / August 1, 2018 @ 4:01 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:01:51 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.23 km (59 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000gj9d. Event ids that are associated: us2000gj9d. Exact location of event, longitude 140.9361 East, latitude 36.9904 North, depth = 95.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mashiko, Fukushima-shi, Ujiie. The epicenter was 8 km (5 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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