A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/18 / 2018-01-30 00:25:58 / January 30, 2018 @ 12:25 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 141.8211 East, latitude 38.4526 North, depth = 49.7 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:25:58 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.7 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cr5z. Id of event: us2000cr5z.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwanuma, Kamaishi, Sendai. Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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