A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.7114 East, latitude 36.9816 North, depth = 56.64 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.64 km (35 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000decf. Unique identifier: us6000decf. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/02/21 / 2021-02-04 03:40:14 / February 4, 2021 @ 3:40 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:40:14 / 3:40 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Imaichi, Hobaramachi, Kaminokawa (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hitachi-Naka (c. 156 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km WSW of Iwaki, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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