A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Friday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:47:29 / 5:47 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us2000k704. Unique identifier: us2000k704. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/03/19 / 2019-03-29 08:47:29 / March 29, 2019 @ 8:47 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.48 km (26 miles). Exact location of event, depth 41.48 km, 141.0434° East, 36.4146° North.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Katsuta (c. 156 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Narita (c. 100 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishikawa, Ryūgasaki, Narita (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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