A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 141.1734° East, 37.1501° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/03/19 / 2019-03-29 03:24:19 / March 29, 2019 @ 3:24 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000k6x3. Unique identifier: us2000k6x3. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:24:19 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōmiya, Funaishikawa, Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō. Nearby 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 nine and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 28 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan.
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