A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes near the east coast of Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from Honshu in Japan on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 11:38:27 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000dnk9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dnk9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/04/18 / 2018-04-19 11:38:27 / April 19, 2018 @ 11:38 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.16 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 142.3858° East, latitude 40.2176° North, depth = 49.16 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Misawa, Ichinohe, Yamada (min 5000 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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