A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Exact location, longitude 142.228° East, latitude 38.7214° North, depth = 37.52 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 37.52 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003kni. Unique identifier: us10003kni. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/10/15 / 2015-10-06 09:32:08 / October 6, 2015 @ 9:32 am. The temblor was picked up at 18:32:08 / 6:32 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ichinoseki, Wakuya, Yamoto. Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (54 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Yamoto (c. 32 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Tōno (c. 26 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 58 km SE of Ofunato, Japan.
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