A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ofunato in Japan. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 22:35:14 / August 7, 2017 @ 10:35 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 142.0287 East, latitude 38.8888 North, depth = 54.35 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:35:14 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000a5sd. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a5sd. The epicenter was at a depth of 54.35 km (34 miles).
Close country/countries, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kogota, Kitakami, Yamoto (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Ishinomaki (c. 117 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kitakami (c. 93 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Ichinoseki (c. 63 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Mizusawa (c. 61 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Miyako (c. 51 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kamaishi (c. 43 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 33 km SE of Ofunato, Japan.
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