A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Hitachi in Japan on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 08:38:26 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60006qnq. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006qnq. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/12/19 / 2019-12-04 23:38:26 / December 4, 2019 @ 11:38 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 140.6448 East, latitude 36.6715 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Omigawa, Ushiku, Sawara. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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