A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Namie in Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000j3ik. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j3ik. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.3887 East, latitude 37.2968 North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/19 / 2019-01-13 12:14:45 / January 13, 2019 @ 12:14 pm. The temblor was detected at 21:14:45 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwanuma, Fukushima-shi, Watari. Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 40 km ESE of Namie, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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