A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.93 km (34 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:18:48 / 11:18 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004ca8. Event ids that are associated: us10004ca8. Exact location, longitude 142.2133° East, latitude 40.2575° North, depth = 54.93 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 02:18:48 / January 8, 2016 @ 2:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yamada, Misawa, Ichinohe (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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