A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Saturday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:24:42 / 11:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.1° East, 38.3372° North, depth 57.11 km. Global time and date of event 01/08/15 / 2015-08-01 14:24:42 / August 1, 2015 @ 2:24 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10002x4l. Unique identifier: us10002x4l. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.11 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 Rifu, Kogota, Shiogama (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Rifu (c. 35 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Kogota (c. 19 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Wakuya (c. 18 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty 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.
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