A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 42.77 km, 141.902° East, 37.0405° North. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:48:59 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000jlxh. Event ids that are associated: us2000jlxh. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/02/19 / 2019-02-23 06:48:59 / February 23, 2019 @ 6:48 am UTC/GMT. 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 42.77 km (27 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Namie, Iwaki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 90 km E of Iwaki, Japan.
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