A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Namie in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d75y. Id of event: us6000d75y. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/21 / 2021-01-10 06:38:19 / January 10, 2021 @ 6:38 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.68 km (29 miles). Exact location of event, depth 46.68 km, 141.7386° East, 37.7534° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:38:19 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Rifu (c. 35 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sendai-shi, Sendai, Ōkawara (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 71 km ENE of Namie, Japan.
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