A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 138 km ESE of Iwaki, Japan (86 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.96 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 01:11:54 / January 17, 2021 @ 1:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000d0rd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0rd. Exact location, longitude 142.3557° East, latitude 36.6657° North, depth = 26.96 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:11:54 / 1:11 am (local time epicenter).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 138 km ESE of Iwaki, Japan.
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