A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Ōfunato in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bm9p. Id of event: us7000bm9p. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.18 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 02:50:43 / September 12, 2020 @ 2:50 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 142.3986° East, latitude 38.6591° North, depth = 41.18 km. The temblor was detected at 02:50:43 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ishinomaki, Yamada, Ōtsuchi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-three 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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