A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan. Exact location of earthquake, 142.3605° East, 39.1217° North, depth 28.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/18 / 2018-12-03 19:15:19 / December 3, 2018 @ 7:15 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000i1ax. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i1ax. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.38 km (18 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:15:19 / 4:15 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tōno, Miyako, Ōfunato (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 44 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan.
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