A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 141.7157° East, latitude 36.7893° North, depth = 35 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dcpu. Unique identifier: us6000dcpu. Global time and date of event 28/01/21 / 2021-01-28 18:24:07 / January 28, 2021 @ 6:24 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:24:07 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Takahagi, Kitaibaraki, Iwaki (min 5000 pop). 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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