A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Otsuchi in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.73 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:28:49 / 5:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.0968° East, 39.3626° North, depth 51.73 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/09/19 / 2019-09-25 08:28:49 / September 25, 2019 @ 8:28 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005l1w. Id of event: us70005l1w.
Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Shizukuishi, Ichinoseki, Morioka-shi. Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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