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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Ofunato in Japan



Earthquake location 38.7214S, 142.228WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.228° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.7214° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km SE of Ofunato, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-06 09:32:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-06 09:46:34 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 354 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.416 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003kni Id of event.
Event Code 10003kni An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003kni, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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