A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:54:33 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/12/17 / 2017-12-18 21:54:33 / December 18, 2017 @ 9:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 141.7729° East, 38.1305° North, depth 52.25 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 52.25 km (32 miles). Unique identifier: us1000bssy. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bssy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Namie, Ōkawara, Marumori (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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