A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us60008fya. Unique identifier: us60008fya. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 02:49:09 / March 15, 2020 @ 2:49 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.8412° East, 37.2268° North, depth 35 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:49:09 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwaki, Namie (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 79 km ESE of Namie, Japan.
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