A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 18:54:51 / 6:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 141.6331 East, latitude 37.9804 North, depth = 49.17 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 49.17 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 09:54:51 / November 16, 2016 @ 9:54 am. Id of earthquake: us10007dja. Event ids that are associated: us10007dja.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shiroishi, Furukawa, Kogota. Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-four, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days sixty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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