A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 63.46 km, 141.8396° East, 38.8179° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/12/15 / 2015-12-18 18:41:05 / December 18, 2015 @ 6:41 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000486d. Unique identifier: us1000486d. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:41:05 / 3:41 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.46 km (39 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomiya, Rifu, Miyako. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 six and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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