A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Namie in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003zhj. Unique identifier: us10003zhj. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.13 km (33 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:33:03 / 6:33 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/11/15 / 2015-11-19 09:33:03 / November 19, 2015 @ 9:33 am. Exact location of event, depth 53.13 km, 141.278° East, 37.5494° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Sukagawa (c. 68 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Inawashiro, Tomiya, Yamoto.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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