A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/18 / 2018-01-23 19:54:53 / January 23, 2018 @ 7:54 pm. The temblor was detected at 04:54:53 / 4:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 141.7628° East, 38.1475° North, depth 54.6 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000cef7. Id of event: us1000cef7. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.6 km (34 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Marumori, Ōkawara, Kakuda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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