A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Namie in Japan on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.14 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 141.4066 East, latitude 37.3713 North, depth = 51.14 km. 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: 19/02/21 / 2021-02-19 23:53:53 / February 19, 2021 @ 11:53 pm. Event id: us6000dks7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dks7. The temblor was picked up at 23:53:53 / 11:53 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Watari (c. 36 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōkawara, Takahagi, Iwanuma. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km ESE of Namie, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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