A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Namie in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003kbd. Unique identifier: us70003kbd. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/05/19 / 2019-05-13 09:59:35 / May 13, 2019 @ 9:59 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:59:35 / 6:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 141.2504° East, 37.2316° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 38 km (24 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Watari, Daigo, Kakuda (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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