A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20003l9d. Unique identifier: us20003l9d. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:33:26 / 11:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/09/15 / 2015-09-07 02:33:26 / September 7, 2015 @ 2:33 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.22 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 142.2382 East, latitude 38.9128 North, depth = 65.22 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miyako, Tōno, Yamada (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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