A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Hachinohe in Japan on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.3448 East, latitude 40.2784 North, depth = 49.92 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:16:56 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.92 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 13/03/21 / 2021-03-13 17:16:56 / March 13, 2021 @ 5:16 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000dj4m. Event ids that are associated: us7000dj4m.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yamada, Misawa, Ichinohe (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Hachinohe (c. 239 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Misawa (c. 42 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ichinohe (c. 15 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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