A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/07/17 / 2017-07-12 01:54:34 / July 12, 2017 @ 1:54 am. Unique identifier: us10009909. Ids that are associated to the event: us10009909. The temblor was picked up at 10:54:34 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.47 km (36 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.5669 East, latitude 38.2336 North, depth = 57.47 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 47 km (30 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō, Ōfunato, Shiroishi. Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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