A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Namie in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/21 / 2021-02-15 11:59:50 / February 15, 2021 @ 11:59 am. Exact location of event, longitude 141.5514 East, latitude 37.6634 North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:59:50 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000dht2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dht2.
The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwaki, Shiroishi, Yamoto (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 52 km ENE of Namie, Japan.
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