A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/08/15 / 2015-08-01 00:23:01 / August 1, 2015 @ 12:23 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.05 km (24 miles). Unique identifier: us10002x0u. Ids that are associated to the event: us10002x0u. Exact location of earthquake, 142.1583° East, 38.763° North, depth 39.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:23:01 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wakuya, Ichinoseki, Yamoto. Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop). Close 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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km SE of Ofunato, Japan. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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