A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 06:26:46 / January 11, 2016 @ 6:26 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004dfn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dfn. The temblor was detected at 15:26:46 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.14 km (29 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 141.2107° East, 40.432° North, depth 46.14 km.
Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Goshogawara (c. 49 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mutsu, Shizukuishi, Shimokizukuri. Nearby 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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