A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 03:10:05 / August 18, 2017 @ 3:10 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:10:05 / 12:10 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000a98x. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a98x. The epicenter was at a depth of 46.72 km (29 miles). Exact location, longitude 142.1441° East, latitude 38.5818° North, depth = 46.72 km.
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Kogota (c. 19 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Matsushima, Tōno, Kogota (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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