A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, near the east coast of Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Honshu in Japan. The temblor was picked up at 04:52:54 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008mcu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mcu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32.13 km (20 miles). Exact location, longitude 142.2258° East, latitude 38.7529° North, depth = 32.13 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 04:52:54 / February 25, 2017 @ 4:52 am.
The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wakuya, Ichinoseki, Yamoto. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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