A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Namie in Japan on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 141.5515° East, 37.7975° North, depth 58.8 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:02:43 / 6:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.8 km (37 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/21 / 2021-02-18 06:02:43 / February 18, 2021 @ 6:02 am. Unique identifier: us6000dil7. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000dil7.
Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fukushima-shi, Funehikimachi-funehiki, Kogota (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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