A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Miyako in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 141.8324 East, latitude 39.759 North, depth = 58.66 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.66 km (36 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 18:01:04 / April 15, 2016 @ 6:01 pm. The temblor was picked up at 03:01:04 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005imy. Unique identifier: us20005imy.
Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mizusawa, Hachinohe, Kitakami. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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