A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Ishikawa in Japan. Unique identifier: us1000bme8. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bme8. The temblor was reported at 00:22:12 / 12:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 140.5378 East, latitude 36.958 North, depth = 21.34 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/12/17 / 2017-12-05 15:22:12 / December 5, 2017 @ 3:22 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.34 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Utsunomiya-shi (c. 449 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Kōriyama (c. 340 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Fukushima-shi (c. 294 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Mito-shi (c. 246 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tsukuba (c. 175 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō, Oyama, Kitakata.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-seven 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.
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