A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Miyako in Japan on Thursday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:15:29 / 2:15 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us700091sv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700091sv. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/04/20 / 2020-04-15 17:15:29 / April 15, 2020 @ 5:15 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.55 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 141.7894° East, latitude 39.9233° North, depth = 70.55 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Misawa, Hanawa, Hanamaki (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Morioka-shi (c. 295 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Each 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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