A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/08/16 / 2016-08-13 08:49:42 / August 13, 2016 @ 8:49 am. Exact location, longitude 141.9711° East, latitude 38.8509° North, depth = 58.62 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 58.62 km (36 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006ep9. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006ep9. The temblor was reported at 17:49:42 / 5:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Furukawa (c. 76 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Hanamaki (c. 73 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hanamaki, Furukawa, Miyako. 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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 32 km SE of Ofunato, Japan.
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