A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Otsuchi in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/15 / 2015-10-22 16:18:49 / October 22, 2015 @ 4:18 pm. The temblor was picked up at 01:18:49 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.9782° East, 39.3527° North, depth 44.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003qrp. Id of event: us10003qrp. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.09 km (27 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizukuishi, Ichinoseki, Morioka-shi (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km ESE of Otsuchi, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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