A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Sunday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:26:14 / 9:26 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/06/19 / 2019-06-09 00:26:14 / June 9, 2019 @ 12:26 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 141.8793° East, 38.6339° North, depth 58.88 km. 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 58.88 km (37 miles). Event id: us600040qu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600040qu.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yamada, Tomiya, Rifu (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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.
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