A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d3pm. Id of event: us7000d3pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:12:14 / 5:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.8644 East, latitude 36.6601 North, depth = 33.16 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.16 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/21 / 2021-01-18 17:12:14 / January 18, 2021 @ 5:12 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwaki. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (61 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 97 km ESE of Iwaki, Japan.
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