A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.5625 East, latitude 37.1493 North, depth = 47.32 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.32 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 13:12:10 / January 23, 2021 @ 1:12 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000d2p7. Event ids that are associated: us7000d2p7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:12:10 / 1:12 pm (local time epicenter).
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 Miharu, Ishikawa, Funehikimachi-funehiki. Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Funehikimachi-funehiki (c. 23 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Miharu (c. 19 700 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Ishikawa (c. 18 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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