A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 105.34 km (65 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:33:42 / 5:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.5623° East, 40.3899° North, depth 105.34 km. Id of earthquake: us10003p43. Event ids that are associated: us10003p43. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/10/15 / 2015-10-16 08:33:42 / October 16, 2015 @ 8:33 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hirosaki, Shizukuishi, Namioka (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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