A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ishinomaki in Japan. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 68.49 km (43 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000djju. Id of event: us6000djju. Exact location of event, longitude 141.7748 East, latitude 38.346 North, depth = 68.49 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 01:17:05 / February 20, 2021 @ 1:17 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:17:05 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Watari, Iwanuma, Ichinoseki (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Shiogama (c. 59 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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