A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j08h. Id of event: us2000j08h. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:18:46 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.05 km (30 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 141.79° East, 38.2346° North, depth 48.05 km. Global time and date of event 18/12/18 / 2018-12-18 15:18:46 / December 18, 2018 @ 3:18 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōfunato, Watari, Iwanuma. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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