A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, eastern Honshu, Japan kilometers (0 miles) from eastern Honshu, Japan. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.86 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 140.6963 East, latitude 39.6846 North, depth = 51.86 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/03/20 / 2020-03-11 04:04:28 / March 11, 2020 @ 4:04 am. Event id: us60008dhz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008dhz. The temblor was picked up at 04:04:28 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ichinoseki, Tōno, Noshiromachi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Akita Shi (c. 325 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Akita (c. 320 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ōdate (c. 64 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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