A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ōtsuchi in Japan on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 56.09 km (35 miles). Unique identifier: us6000bai4. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bai4. Exact location of earthquake, 142.4922° East, 39.206° North, depth 56.09 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/08/20 / 2020-08-02 16:49:00 / August 2, 2020 @ 4:49 pm. The temblor was detected at 16:49:00 / 4:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tōno, Ōfunato, Miyako (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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