A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. The epicenter was at a depth of 69.84 km (43 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:12:13 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/15 / 2015-11-13 05:12:13 / November 13, 2015 @ 5:12 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 141.6139° East, latitude 39.0007° North, depth = 69.84 km. Id of earthquake: us10003xzl. Event ids that are associated: us10003xzl.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizukuishi, Rifu, Tomiya. Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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