A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. The temblor was detected at 08:38:10 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 141.5534° East, latitude 39.107° North, depth = 75.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20003n07. Event ids that are associated: us20003n07. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/09/15 / 2015-09-11 23:38:10 / September 11, 2015 @ 11:38 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 75.3 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Matsushima, Yuzawa, Yokotemachi. Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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