A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Miyako in Japan on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003i5b. Unique identifier: us70003i5b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/05/19 / 2019-05-08 00:20:01 / May 8, 2019 @ 12:20 am. Exact location of earthquake, 142.0449° East, 40.0562° North, depth 53.1 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.1 km (33 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:20:01 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tōno, Misawa, Kamaishi.
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 one and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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