A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Kamaishi in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 142.7316° East, latitude 39.0068° North, depth = 32.04 km. Id of earthquake: us6000411q. Event ids that are associated: us6000411q. The epicenter was at a depth of 32.04 km (20 miles). Global time and date of event 15/06/19 / 2019-06-15 04:47:46 / June 15, 2019 @ 4:47 am UTC/GMT. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:47:46 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Miyako, Ōfunato, Yamada (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 82 km (51 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 one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 78 km ESE of Kamaishi, Japan.
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