A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kitakata in Japan. The temblor was reported at 09:43:14 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 09:43:14 / January 16, 2021 @ 9:43 am. Exact location of earthquake, 139.6819° East, 37.5684° North, depth 135.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000d0mi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0mi. The epicenter was at a depth of 135.05 km (84 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Niigata-shi (c. 505 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Nagaoka (c. 195 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Yonezawa (c. 94 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Sanjō (c. 82 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nikkō, Muikamachi, Yaita. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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