A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 04:49:35 / July 17, 2020 @ 4:49 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.38 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 04:49:35 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.7454° East, latitude 37.5335° North, depth = 50.38 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aq5d. Id of event: us7000aq5d.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Marumori (c. 16 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Watari, Marumori, Iwaki (min 5000 pop).
Each 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 66 km E of Namie, Japan.
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