A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Global time and date of event 06/03/19 / 2019-03-06 18:43:47 / March 6, 2019 @ 6:43 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 141.8924° East, latitude 38.8394° North, depth = 54.54 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jbb2. Id of event: us1000jbb2. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:43:47 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.54 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hanamaki, Miyako, Matsushima (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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