A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Miyako in Japan on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 142.5593 East, latitude 40.1252 North, depth = 54.35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.35 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:21:28 / 6:21 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 08:21:28 / January 11, 2016 @ 8:21 am. Unique identifier: us10004dga. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004dga.
Event epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hachinohe, Yamada, Miyako (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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