A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 01:28:17 / 1:28 am (local time epicenter). 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 63.26 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000iuj6. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000iuj6. Exact location, longitude 141.806° East, latitude 39.2227° North, depth = 63.26 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/12/18 / 2018-12-15 16:28:17 / December 15, 2018 @ 4:28 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kogota, Wakuya, Shizukuishi (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km SW of Kamaishi, Japan.
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