A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Exact location, longitude 142.3056° East, latitude 38.6922° North, depth = 30.05 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/12/15 / 2015-12-01 22:48:06 / December 1, 2015 @ 10:48 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.05 km (19 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:48:06 / 7:48 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100042kn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100042kn.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yamoto, Tōno, Ishinomaki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).
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 four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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