A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Ōkawara in Japan. Event id: us6000di31. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000di31. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/21 / 2021-02-16 13:59:32 / February 16, 2021 @ 1:59 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 140.7082 East, latitude 37.9985 North, depth = 52.34 km. The temblor was reported at 13:59:32 / 1:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.34 km (33 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shinjō, Sukagawa, Kitakata (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 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 one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km SSW of Ōkawara, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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