A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.08 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 12:31:01 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/09/18 / 2018-09-25 03:31:01 / September 25, 2018 @ 3:31 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hjkw. Unique identifier: us2000hjkw. Exact location, longitude 142.2314° East, latitude 38.7348° North, depth = 33.08 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wakuya, Ichinoseki, Yamoto. Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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