A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Namie in Japan. The temblor was reported at 13:51:14 / 1:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.2089 East, latitude 37.2817 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jg5w. Unique identifier: us1000jg5w. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/19 / 2019-03-15 04:51:14 / March 15, 2019 @ 4:51 am.
Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hitachi, Watari, Kakuda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 29 km SE of Namie, Japan.
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