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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 69 km SE of Ofunato, Japan

Earthquake location 38.6666S, 142.3321WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3321° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.6666° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km 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 2016-09-17 13:39:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-17 13:55:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 326 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 1.451 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us10006qf5 Id of event.
Event Code 10006qf5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qf5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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