A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Miyako in Japan on Thursday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:38:50 / 3:38 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.63 km (25 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/19 / 2019-02-06 17:38:50 / February 6, 2019 @ 5:38 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.5736 East, latitude 39.5451 North, depth = 39.63 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jnbh. Unique identifier: us2000jnbh.
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tōno, Ōfunato, Kamaishi (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eight and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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