A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Shinjo in Japan. Global time and date of event 06/11/16 / 2016-11-06 15:18:47 / November 6, 2016 @ 3:18 pm UTC/GMT. 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 105.91 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 140.4424 East, latitude 38.8707 North, depth = 105.91 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:18:47 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100075v5. Ids that are associated to the event: us100075v5.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōkawara, Iwanuma, Nagai (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Yamagata-shi (c. 254 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Sakata (c. 100 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tsuruoka (c. 99 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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