A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. Exact location of event, longitude 141.907 East, latitude 38.3619 North, depth = 59.84 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/11/17 / 2017-11-10 16:38:20 / November 10, 2017 @ 4:38 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000blgt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000blgt. The temblor was reported at 01:38:20 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.84 km (37 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Watari, Iwanuma, Sendai (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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