A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Hoko in South Korea on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 07:49:30 / November 15, 2017 @ 7:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 129.3156 East, latitude 36.0477 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:49:30 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000bnsz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bnsz.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, South Korea (c. 48 423 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Daegu (c. 2 566 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ulsan (c. 962 900 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Pohang (c. 500 000 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Kimhae (c. 356 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Gumi (c. 291 000 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Kyonju (c. 155 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Gyeongsan-si (c. 129 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kimhae, Jenzan, Changnyeong.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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