A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Namie in Japan. The temblor was reported at 08:34:47 / 8:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ddlg. Id of event: us6000ddlg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.68 km (28 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 141.8797 East, latitude 37.3914 North, depth = 44.68 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/21 / 2021-02-01 08:34:47 / February 1, 2021 @ 8:34 am.
Event epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwaki, Namie.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 78 km E of Namie, Japan.
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