A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/17 / 2017-01-16 22:35:24 / January 16, 2017 @ 10:35 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 142.138° East, 38.6935° North, depth 54.68 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 54.68 km (34 miles). Id of earthquake: us10007wp4. Event ids that are associated: us10007wp4. The temblor was detected at 07:35:24 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ichinoseki, Wakuya, Yamada (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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