A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 124 km E of Mutsu, Japan (77 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/12/15 / 2015-12-29 13:55:41 / December 29, 2015 @ 1:55 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.48 km (26 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bru. Id of event: us10004bru. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:55:41 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.6976° East, 41.2337° North, depth 41.48 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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