A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Monday. Unique identifier: us2000a5db. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a5db. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:55:46 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 53.72 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/08/17 / 2017-08-06 17:55:46 / August 6, 2017 @ 5:55 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 142.2041 East, latitude 38.8907 North, depth = 53.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ichinoseki, Miyako, Tōno (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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.
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