A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us70003yfy. Unique identifier: us70003yfy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 51.02 km, 141.603° East, 38.2612° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/06/19 / 2019-06-12 10:35:08 / June 12, 2019 @ 10:35 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:35:08 / 7:35 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 51.02 km (32 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Shiroishi, Ōfunato, Ichinoseki. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 31 km ESE of Ishinomaki, Japan.
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