A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000gdl2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000gdl2. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/07/18 / 2018-07-20 13:29:24 / July 20, 2018 @ 1:29 pm. The temblor was detected at 22:29:24 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 53.45 km (33 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 141.8582° East, 38.1902° North, depth 53.45 km.
Close 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 Watari, Furukawa, Iwanuma. Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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