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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Ofunato in Japan



Earthquake location 38.5405S, 142.3874WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Id of earthquake: us10008x44. Event ids that are associated: us10008x44. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.52 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/05/17 / 2017-05-26 16:45:49 / May 26, 2017 @ 4:45 pm. Exact location, longitude 142.3874° East, latitude 38.5405° North, depth = 46.52 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:45:49 / 1:45 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Ōfunato (c. 35 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ōfunato (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 82 km SE of Ofunato, Japan.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.3874° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.5405° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km 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 2017-05-26 16:45:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-24 21:08:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 259 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 1.426 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 186 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 us10008x44 Id of event.
Event Code 10008x44 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008x44, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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