A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/07/15 / 2015-07-02 06:05:46 / July 2, 2015 @ 6:05 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:05:46 / 3:05 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10002mym. Id of event: us10002mym. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.8613 East, latitude 38.5198 North, depth = 61.57 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 61.57 km (38 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ōtsuchi, Tōno, Mizusawa (min 5000 pop). Close 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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