A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 07:54:52 / March 17, 2020 @ 7:54 am. Exact location of earthquake, 141.9151° East, 38.1946° North, depth 57.38 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.38 km (36 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:54:52 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008gxy. Id of event: us70008gxy.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iwanuma, Tomiya, Sendai (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tomiya (c. 42 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Iwanuma (c. 42 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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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