A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Misawa in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 141.0325° East, 40.5422° North, depth 112.53 km. Unique identifier: us10006k1a. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006k1a. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:24:36 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.53 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 16:24:36 / September 3, 2016 @ 4:24 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizukuishi, Morioka-shi, Noshiromachi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Aomori Shi (c. 298 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Hirosaki (c. 175 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Noshiromachi (c. 51 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mutsu (c. 49 200 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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