A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/16 / 2016-01-28 20:47:27 / January 28, 2016 @ 8:47 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vcv. Id of event: us20004vcv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:47:27 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 37.85 km, 141.9152° East, 38.2034° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.85 km (24 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōfunato, Watari, Iwanuma.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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