A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us2000jk1q. Event ids that are associated: us2000jk1q. Global time and date of event 19/02/19 / 2019-02-19 16:24:55 / February 19, 2019 @ 4:24 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:24:55 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.99 km (43 miles). Exact location of event, depth 68.99 km, 141.682° East, 38.8468° North.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sendai, Sendai-shi, Miyako.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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