A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 02:18:01 / April 16, 2020 @ 2:18 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:18:01 / 11:18 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008x9u. Id of event: us70008x9u. Exact location of event, longitude 141.2681 East, latitude 37.0894 North, depth = 35 km.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Funaishikawa (c. 35 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōmiya, Funaishikawa, Nihommatsu (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km E of Iwaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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