A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, near the east coast of Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Honshu in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009aav. Id of event: us60009aav. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/04/20 / 2020-04-23 03:26:50 / April 23, 2020 @ 3:26 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.7683 East, latitude 36.9294 North, depth = 35 km. The temblor was detected at 03:26:50 / 3:26 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Inawashiro, Utsunomiya-shi, Iwase (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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