A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/09/15 / 2015-09-05 04:18:08 / September 5, 2015 @ 4:18 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 142.1961° East, latitude 38.6969° North, depth = 30.5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:18:08 / 1:18 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20003gk8. Event ids that are associated: us20003gk8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.5 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ichinoseki, Wakuya, Yamoto (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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