A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Namie in Japan on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.55 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 03:11:19 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 18:11:19 / August 23, 2019 @ 6:11 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us700057mq. Unique identifier: us700057mq. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.8479 East, latitude 37.2449 North, depth = 42.55 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwaki, Namie (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 three and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 79 km ESE of Namie, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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