A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Namie in Japan on Tuesday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:04:08 / 5:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.2683 East, latitude 37.2759 North, depth = 37.77 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 17:04:08 / December 22, 2020 @ 5:04 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d1xr. Unique identifier: us6000d1xr. 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 37.77 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daigo, Shiroishi, Iwanuma (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 33 km SE of Namie, Japan.
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