A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 141.5185° East, latitude 38.2571° North, depth = 48.67 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.67 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/03/19 / 2019-03-29 18:00:35 / March 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000k7am. Unique identifier: us2000k7am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:00:35 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yanagawamachi-saiwaichō, Ōfunato, Shiroishi. Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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