A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ōfunato in Japan. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dh8b. Unique identifier: us7000dh8b. Global time and date of event 08/03/21 / 2021-03-08 23:29:58 / March 8, 2021 @ 11:29 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 141.6534° East, latitude 38.7785° North, depth = 67.41 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 67.41 km (42 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:29:58 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iwanuma, Miyako, Sendai. Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Sendai (c. 1 063 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Sendai-shi (c. 1 063 100 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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