A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Kitaibaraki in Japan on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 08:17:43 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/02/19 / 2019-02-26 23:17:43 / February 26, 2019 @ 11:17 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000jcas. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000jcas. The epicenter was at a depth of 50.61 km (31 miles). Exact location of event, depth 50.61 km, 141.001° East, 36.7298° North.
Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ujiie, Kōriyama, Iwase (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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