A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Namie in Japan. The temblor was reported at 14:06:17 / 2:06 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 47.03 km (29 miles). Exact location, longitude 141.7092° East, latitude 37.612° North, depth = 47.03 km. Event id: us6000dieb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dieb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 14:06:17 / February 17, 2021 @ 2:06 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiogama, Iwaki, Ishinomaki. Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kakuda (c. 33 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days seventy-five 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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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: 64 km ENE of Namie, Japan.
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