A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Namie in Japan on Wednesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:09:36 / 6:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.04 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 17.04 km, 141.1648° East, 37.274° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/06/19 / 2019-06-04 21:09:36 / June 4, 2019 @ 9:09 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us70003viq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003viq.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwanuma, Ōkawara, Shiroishi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 27 km SSE of Namie, Japan.
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