A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Namie in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51.17 km (32 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.6772 East, latitude 37.6913 North, depth = 51.17 km. The temblor was reported at 01:07:11 / 1:07 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000diux. Unique identifier: us6000diux. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/21 / 2021-02-19 01:07:11 / February 19, 2021 @ 1:07 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Funehikimachi-funehiki, Iwaki, Hobaramachi. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Shiroishi (c. 39 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days seventy-six 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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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