A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Miyako in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005jjh. Unique identifier: us10005jjh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.9845° East, 40.1104° North, depth 35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/05/16 / 2016-05-24 09:48:03 / May 24, 2016 @ 9:48 am. The temblor was detected at 18:48:03 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shizukuishi, Tōno, Kamaishi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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