A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/07/17 / 2017-07-31 13:06:59 / July 31, 2017 @ 1:06 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.01 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 22:06:59 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a2vd. Id of event: us2000a2vd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.5872 East, latitude 38.2616 North, depth = 50.01 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōfunato, Shiroishi, Ichinoseki. The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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