A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. The temblor was detected at 10:22:19 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57.99 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/04/20 / 2020-04-23 01:22:19 / April 23, 2020 @ 1:22 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 57.99 km, 141.2757° East, 37.0508° North. Unique identifier: us60009enq. Ids that are associated to the event: us60009enq.
Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Funaishikawa (c. 35 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōmiya, Motomiya, Funaishikawa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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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