A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hej1. Id of event: us2000hej1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 140.6928 East, latitude 36.7905 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/09/18 / 2018-09-14 08:26:50 / September 14, 2018 @ 8:26 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:26:50 / 5:26 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kashima-shi, Nihommatsu, Yūki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 5 km W of Kitaibaraki, Japan.
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