A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Global time and date of event 15/08/19 / 2019-08-15 09:07:36 / August 15, 2019 @ 9:07 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.54 km (21 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us600055br. Unique identifier: us600055br. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:07:36 / 6:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.2828 East, latitude 38.5427 North, depth = 33.54 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Wakuya (c. 18 300 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wakuya, Ōtsuchi, Yamoto.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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