A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan on Sunday. 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 30.31 km (19 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 142.3949° East, 39.0993° North, depth 30.31 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/11/15 / 2015-11-01 12:12:08 / November 1, 2015 @ 12:12 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:12:08 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000416k. Event ids that are associated: us2000416k.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tōno, Miyako, Ōfunato (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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