A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 02:59:43 / March 3, 2020 @ 2:59 am. The temblor was detected at 11:59:43 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 55.45 km (34 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 140.939 East, latitude 37.171 North, depth = 55.45 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60008b6q. Unique identifier: us60008b6q.
The epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kuroiso (c. 61 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Karasuyama, Kakuda, Ōtawara. 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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