A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Yamada in Japan. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/12/19 / 2019-12-08 03:22:53 / December 8, 2019 @ 3:22 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:22:53 / 1:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 142.7036° East, latitude 39.4873° North, depth = 49.86 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.86 km (31 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006nt2. Id of event: us60006nt2.
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kamaishi, Ōtsuchi, Miyako. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days fourty 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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