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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 33 km SE of Ofunato, Japan

Earthquake location 38.8888S, 142.0287WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 142.0287° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 38.8888° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km 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 2017-08-07 22:35:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-09 05:12:28 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 298 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 1.408 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us2000a5sd Id of event.
Event Code 2000a5sd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a5sd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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