A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.88 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 141.2971° East, 37.0862° North, depth 45.88 km. Id of earthquake: us1000h6eg. Event ids that are associated: us1000h6eg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/09/18 / 2018-09-27 19:32:24 / September 27, 2018 @ 7:32 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 04:32:24 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hitachi-Naka, Ōmiya, Funaishikawa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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