A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Ichinohe in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 141.8815 East, latitude 40.1166 North, depth = 32.81 km. Global time and date of event 18/10/17 / 2017-10-18 16:50:04 / October 18, 2017 @ 4:50 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000awpr. Id of event: us1000awpr. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:50:04 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32.81 km (20 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hanawa (c. 36 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tōno, Kamaishi, Hanawa (min 5000 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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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