A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d3q2. Unique identifier: us6000d3q2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.11 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/12/20 / 2020-12-28 16:15:23 / December 28, 2020 @ 4:15 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:15:23 / 4:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.2343 East, latitude 37.1358 North, depth = 54.11 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Daigo, Nihommatsu, Motomiya. Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Nihommatsu (c. 36 300 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km ENE of Iwaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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