A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Namie in Japan. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 141.8362° East, 37.7035° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:27:18 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 11:27:18 / February 15, 2021 @ 11:27 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dht1. Id of event: us6000dht1.
Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ishinomaki, Namie (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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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. 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: 77 km ENE of Namie, Japan.
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