A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Muroto in Japan on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us20003fmh. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003fmh. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.22 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 134.527 East, latitude 33.2476 North, depth = 16.22 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/09/15 / 2015-09-02 07:07:47 / September 2, 2015 @ 7:07 am. The temblor was detected at 16:07:47 / 4:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Kōchi-shi (c. 335 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tokushima-shi (c. 267 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tanabe (c. 69 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Anan (c. 55 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Komatsushimachō (c. 42 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Gobō (c. 27 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ishii (c. 26 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kōchi-shi, Wakimachi, Tanabe (min 5000 pop). 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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