A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Iwaki in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/21 / 2021-01-27 09:25:58 / January 27, 2021 @ 9:25 am. Exact location of event, longitude 141.1041 East, latitude 37.2237 North, depth = 69.5 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.5 km (43 miles). Event id: us6000deeq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000deeq. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:25:58 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Inawashiro, Watari, Kakuda (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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