A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Namie in Japan on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/10/20 / 2020-10-14 10:42:36 / October 14, 2020 @ 10:42 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.8247 East, latitude 37.4156 North, depth = 38.15 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:42:36 / 10:42 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.15 km (24 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c87x. Id of event: us6000c87x.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwaki, Namie.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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