A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 142.1203° East, latitude 38.8696° North, depth = 36.55 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:32:20 / 6:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/03/18 / 2018-03-22 21:32:20 / March 22, 2018 @ 9:32 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.55 km (23 miles). Event id: us1000d7pc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d7pc.
Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop). Close 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 Kogota, Kitakami, Wakuya.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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