A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Namie in Japan on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.5 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.8367 East, latitude 37.4209 North, depth = 32.5 km. The temblor was reported at 10:16:11 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 01:16:11 / May 6, 2020 @ 1:16 am. Id of earthquake: us70009ate. Event ids that are associated: us70009ate.
The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwaki, Namie. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 74 km E of Namie, Japan.
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