A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Ofunato in Japan on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 34.71 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006qf5. Unique identifier: us10006qf5. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 13:39:45 / September 17, 2016 @ 1:39 pm. The temblor was reported at 22:39:45 / 10:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.3321° East, 38.6666° North, depth 34.71 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yamada, Ishinomaki, Ōtsuchi (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Yamada (c. 20 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ōtsuchi (c. 16 500 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 69 km SE of Ofunato, Japan.
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