A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Namie in Japan on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 09:57:31 / 9:57 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70003cu7. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003cu7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 56.32 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 141.195 East, latitude 37.2318 North, depth = 56.32 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/04/19 / 2019-04-27 00:57:31 / April 27, 2019 @ 12:57 am.
Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daigo, Kakuda, Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km SSE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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