A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Miyako in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 142.5628° East, 39.5248° North, depth 51.93 km. Unique identifier: us10004b9l. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004b9l. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.93 km (32 miles). The temblor was picked up at 16:54:24 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/12/15 / 2015-12-25 06:54:24 / December 25, 2015 @ 6:54 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tōno, Ōfunato, Kamaishi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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