A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Unique identifier: us2000j202. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j202. Exact location, longitude 141.2016° East, latitude 37.1126° North, depth = 52.16 km. The temblor was reported at 13:13:32 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/18 / 2018-12-21 04:13:32 / December 21, 2018 @ 4:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 52.16 km (32 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōmiya, Funaishikawa, Nihommatsu (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-one 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 29 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan.
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