A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003gjy. Id of event: us20003gjy. Exact location, longitude 141.8138° East, latitude 38.5435° North, depth = 54.03 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/15 / 2015-09-05 03:13:14 / September 5, 2015 @ 3:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:13:14 / 12:13 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.03 km (34 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwanuma, Ōtsuchi, Tōno.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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